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Funds have slashed their exposure to the copper market over the last two weeks in response to a confused and fast-changing fundamental landscape.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:54 am
Funds focused on buying stocks that score well on environmental, social and governance-related metrics proved a safer harbour for investors during the coronavirus-fuelled market rout last month, Morningstar data shows.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:45 am
Shares in Europe's insurers fell sharply on Friday after the EU regulator said they should temporarily halt payouts to shareholders during the coronavirus epidemic, although Germany backed Allianz's decision to go ahead with a dividend.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:19 pm
Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:11 am
SoftBank Group Corp said it has terminated a $3 billion (2.4 billion pounds) tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with shareholders, drawing threats of legal action and plunging the floundering office space company further into crisis.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:20 pm
Investment manager Royal London has suspended dealings in its Royal London Property Fund and Royal London Property Trust with effect from March 31, it said in a notice on its website.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:15 am
Britain's investment managers would expect banks and other companies to rethink bonuses if they are scrapping payouts to shareholders, the Investment Association said on Wednesday.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 8:14 am
Financial firms can ask customers for a selfie to check their identity, Britain's markets watchdog said in a bid to ease burdens on staff having to work from home during the coronavirus lockdown.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:42 am
Britain's top banks have axed dividend payments after pressure from the regulator, saving their capital as a buffer against expected losses from the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:26 am
Invesco said on Tuesday it would sell all the unquoted companies currently held in its UK equities portfolios and has marked down their value by 60% as a result of recent coronavirus-fuelled market falls.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:04 am
Global fund managers are convinced the world economy is already in recession, and recommended increasing bond holdings in March to the highest level in at least seven years while buffering up on cash at the expense of equities, a Reuters poll showed.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:58 am
Rothschild , the historic banking and financial services firm whose alumni include French President Emmanuel Macron, warned on Tuesday of a hit to its results as the coronavirus crisis hits global businesses and markets.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:48 am
If the 2008 financial crisis is any guide, world markets - which have barely had time to recover from the dollar's 9% surge in mid-March - may be set for another damaging bout of strength in the greenback.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:42 am
Britain's finances put it among the most vulnerable major economies in the face of the coronavirus crisis, investors warned on Monday, even as markets appeared to look past a credit rating downgrade before a splurge in state spending.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:42 am
Barclays, one of the biggest lenders in Europe to the fossil fuel industry, on Monday set itself a target to reach "net zero" for its own carbon emissions and the activities it finances by 2050.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:41 am
The European Union markets watchdog is considering leverage curbs on hedge funds and private equity funds to shore up financial stability as the coronavirus outbreak roils global markets.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:40 am
Sovereign wealth funds from oil-producing countries mainly in the Middle East and Africa are on course to dump up to $225 billion (181 billion pounds) in equities, a senior banker estimates, as plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic hit state finances.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:50 am
European hedge funds struggled to navigate the coronavirus-induced extreme market volatility during March, with many down by double-digits in the space of a few weeks as short-selling bans hampered their strategies.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:19 pm
Just one of the world's biggest multi-strategy funds available to retail investors is in the black for the year after coronavirus panic saw markets fall across the board, data from Morningstar showed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:53 am
Private equity groups are beefing up warchests and hiring investment professionals to tap an expected buyout boom in China following the coronavirus outbreak and as founders in some traditional businesses execute succession plans.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:24 am