Six of the best impact ETFs

As the proportion of socially responsible assets has soared, from 3.4% in 2014 to 22% today, the range of ETFs designed to capture this demand has grown. Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG, looks at some of the best impact ETFs on offer.

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Alliance Bernstein signs distribution deal with Raymond James

Alliance Bernstein signs distribution deal with...

Alliance Bernstein (AB) has forged a distribution partnership with Raymond James’ UK wealth management arm, allowing clients to access nine strategies on its platform.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
M&G to revamp Global Basics fund

M&G to revamp Global Basics fund

M&G wants to change the name and investment policy of its £2.1bn M&G Global Basics fund so that it can invest beyond just ‘basic economies’.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Candriam bolsters €35.2bn fixed income line

Candriam bolsters €35.2bn fixed income line

Candriam has expanded its fixed income range with the launch of a total return defensive bond fund.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Terry Smith to launch sustainable equity fund

Terry Smith to launch sustainable equity fund

Terry Smith is set to launch a fund with a focus on sustainable investing, according to an update on the Financial Conduct Authority register.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Asset managers U-turn on Mifid II research costs

Asset managers U-turn on Mifid II research costs...

Schroders, Janus Henderson and Invesco have backtracked on a decision to pass the cost of external research onto clients once Mifid II comes into force next year.

Published : 15, Sep 2017
Hendry’s Eclectica Fund shuts up shop after 15 years

Hendry’s Eclectica Fund shuts up shop after 15...

Hedge fund Eclectica Asset Management is to close, ending a 15-year run with losses, its manager Hugh Hendry confirmed on Friday.

Published : 15, Sep 2017
Axa IM adds China bond fund to short duration stable

Axa IM adds China bond fund to short duration...

Axa Investment Managers has launched a China short duration bond fund, which aims to give investors exposure to the 56trn renminbi (€7trn) bond market.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Vanguard launches fresh attack in price war

Vanguard launches fresh attack in price war

Vanguard has launched a new offensive against competitors in the ongoing fund price war with the introduction of its first actively-managed bond fund in the UK.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Morningstar knocks Kames fund down a peg

Morningstar knocks Kames fund down a peg

Ratings agency Morningstar has demoted the Kames Ethical Equity Fund over changes to the core UK equity team and a “lessened” conviction in manager Audrey Ryan.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
AI fund marks 25th Polar Capital launch

AI fund marks 25th Polar Capital launch

Polar Capital has revealed plans to launch an automation and artificial intelligence fund, the 25th product from the investment manager.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Fulcrum to launch multi-asset income fund

Fulcrum to launch multi-asset income fund

Fulcrum Asset Management is launching a multi-asset income fund that aims to enhance yield using an options overlay.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
7IM teams up to launch passive range

7IM teams up to launch passive range

Seven Investment Management has teamed up with Distribution Technology to launch three passive risk targeted funds in response to growing demand from advisers.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Woodford flagship fund snubbed by FE

Woodford flagship fund snubbed by FE

Neil Woodford’s flagship Equity Income fund has been replaced in FE’s approved list by his recently launched Income Focus fund amid concerns over its “illiquid” investments.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Profit warnings and stock falls: Should you sell in summer?

Profit warnings and stock falls: Should you sell...

Negative updates and rocky company accounting during quiet summer months should not be a sole signal to sell a stock, according to SVM Asset Management’s Margaret Lawson.

Published : 8, Sep 2017
Franklin Templeton launches UK-friendly smart beta ETFs

Franklin Templeton launches UK-friendly smart...

Franklin Templeton has introduced a range of smart beta ETFs to European investors, with four strategies to be launched on the London Stock Exchange on Friday.  

Published : 7, Sep 2017
Jupiter expands GEM range with short-duration bond fund

Jupiter expands GEM range with short-duration...

Jupiter has unveiled a short duration bond fund to expand its recently launched offering in global emerging market debt.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Albion Capital targets £38m VCT fundraising

Albion Capital targets £38m VCT fundraising

Albion Capital has announced it is seeking to raise up to £38m for its suite of venture capital trusts (VCTs).

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Seneca’s Elston: Why I adore Gina Miller

Seneca’s Elston: Why I adore Gina Miller

Gina Miller is a figure to be admired according to Seneca Investment Management’s CEO Peter Elston, who has added his voice to criticism of weak active managers.

Published : 4, Sep 2017
OMW splits off £16bn multi-asset business as Buxton eyes buyout

OMW splits off £16bn multi-asset business as Buxton...

Old Mutual Wealth (OMW) is spinning out a dedicated £16bn multi-asset investment business as part of its ongoing “managed separation” from its parent company.

Published : 4, Sep 2017

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