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Mar 27, 2015

Henderson changes name and benchmark of Japan fund

Henderson has changed the name and benchmark of its Japan Capital Growth fund.

Investment Trusts| Mar 27, 2015

Nitin Bajaj to manage Fidelity Asian Values

Current manager John Lo will continue to run segregated institutional mandates at Fidelity, as trust moves towards small-cap focus.

Mar 26, 2015

Baillie Gifford reveals active share of Japan Trust

The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust has reported an active share for the first time as it outperformed its benchmark in the six months to February 28.

Mar 23, 2015

Kennedy to lead Chinese fund group’s UK venture

Former investment trust manager returns to the industry in leading role for China company’s UK ambitions.

Mar 23, 2015

Crisis? What China crisis?

M&G’s Matthew Vaight sees value in China, saying fears of a hard landing are overblown.

Mar 19, 2015

Investors too optimistic about Indian reforms: First State

Managers warn of inflated prices as investors buy up stocks after election.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Multi Asset - March 2015| Mar 24, 2015

Beware bond proxies – check under the bonnet

There are more bond proxies out there than investors may realise and some may not be immediately obvious.

From Special Report: Sustainable Investing - March 2015| Mar 02, 2015

Benchmarking sustainable funds’ performance

There are, as of yet, no widely recognised indices or benchmarks for funds looking to invest in a sustainable way

Interview| Mar 02, 2015

‘I’m not sure anyone always wants to be a fund manager’

Nyree Stewart talks to Baillie Gifford partner Sarah Whitley about witnessing the firm’s growth and spending ‘other people’s money on good causes’.

Fund review: GAM Star India Equity

Review| Feb 23, 2015

Fund review: GAM Star India Equity

Indian equity fund launch from GAM.

Recent Articles
  1. OMGI plans further Asia growth with hire
    Mar 19, 2015

    OMGI plans further Asia growth with hire

    Simon MacKinnon has been named Asia strategy adviser at Old Mutual Global Investors as it establishes a “footprint” in the Asia Pacific region.

  2. First State splits Stewart team into two divisions
    Emerging Markets| Mar 17, 2015

    First State splits Stewart team into two divisions

    First State Stewart to be split into Stewart Investors, based in Edinburgh and running the major Asian and GEM funds, and FSS Asia, based in Hong...

  3. Nikkei 225 passes 19,000 mark for first time since 2000
    Equities| Mar 13, 2015

    Nikkei 225 passes 19,000 mark for first time since 2000

    The Japanese index closed 1.4 per cent higher as a weaker dollar boosted global equities.

  4. Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon NAV up 12%
    Mar 13, 2015

    Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon NAV up 12%

    Japanese investment trust notes performance was helped by holdings with strong overseas businesses and opportunities in new areas such as biotech.

  5. Aberdeen launches offshore China equity fund
    Emerging Markets| Mar 12, 2015

    Aberdeen launches offshore China equity fund

    Fund will invest in domestic China A share market, but is only available for a $1m minimum investment in Europe.

  6. Hermes to close Asia ex Japan fund to new investors
    Mar 11, 2015

    Hermes to close Asia ex Japan fund to new investors

    Jonathan Pines’ top-performing fund will still be open for existing investors to top up as it nears capacity.

  7. Asian rate cut spree accelerates as inflation falls
    Emerging Markets| Mar 04, 2015

    Asian rate cut spree accelerates as inflation falls

    As India cuts its interest rate for the second time already in 2015, experts predict further cuts to come across Asian economies.

  8. Winterflood claims ‘muddled thinking’ on China Special Sits
    Mar 03, 2015

    Winterflood claims ‘muddled thinking’ on China Special Sits

    The board of Fidelity China Special Situations trust should be buying back shares to return cash to shareholders, Winterflood Securities claims.

  9. Aberdeen’s Bruce Stout stands by bearish position
    Global| Mar 02, 2015

    Aberdeen’s Bruce Stout stands by bearish position

    Manager isn’t budging from his stance, in spite of his trust’s poor relative performance.

  10. Somerville’s Japan Income fund bounces back
    Feb 28, 2015

    Somerville’s Japan Income fund bounces back

    Jupiter manager is benefitting from a fundamental shift in the corporate governance at Japanese companies.

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