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  1. August 3, 2014

    Movers & shakers: August 4

    ● Lisa Jones has been appointed as head of the US for Pioneer Investments, the €185.5bn asset management subsidiary of...

  2. July 27, 2014

    Scottish funds shrug off referendum fears

    The Scottish fund industry received an important vote of confidence on Thursday when it emerged that one of Edinburgh’s...

  1. July 24, 2014

    Martin Currie surrenders independence with purchase by Legg Mason

    Martin Currie, the Edinburgh-based equity specialist, is to be acquired by US asset manager Legg Mason, marking the end of...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Fund Focus: Legg Mason sees value in Europe

    Legg Mason’s Paul Ehrlichman is targeting the sectors and regions that are causing the greatest investor unrest, with Europe...

  3. June 4, 2014

    First Solar climbs on import duty plan

    US solar panel manufacturers were lifted on Wednesday by the Commerce Department’s proposal to impose fresh import duties on...

  4. April 29, 2014

    Morgan Stanley chief reaps benefit of integration

    James Gorman was in Hawaii last week, glad-handing the brokers on whom he staked his career and the future of Morgan...

  5. April 13, 2014

    Inflation is investors’ single biggest concern

    Inflation is the single biggest concern for investors, particularly those in Brazil and China, according to a global poll of...

  6. April 6, 2014

    Western Asset ‘comfortable’ with emerging market bonds

    Tactical bond manager Mike Zelouf has built up a large stake in emerging market debt via his Legg Mason Western Asset Macro...

  7. March 30, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 31

    ● Neuberger Berman has appointed Charles Soullard to lead its client efforts in France. Mr Soullard joins from OFI Asset...

  8. February 16, 2014

    US consumer sector is out, biotech is in

    Legg Mason ClearBridge’s Evan Bauman is avoiding investment in the US consumer sector, saying conditions in the world’s...

  9. January 19, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 20

    ● RBC Global Asset Management has hired a 10-strong global equity team, led by Habib Subjally, from First State Investments....

  10. December 15, 2013

    New funds: December 16

    ● Vanguard has introduced an actively managed Global Minimum Volatility fund that will invest equally in US and...

  11. November 10, 2013

    Movers & shakers: November 11

    ● Legal & General Investment Management is building up its newly formed US-based indexing team. Chad Rakvin has been...

  12. September 29, 2013

    Power to advertise points to alternative growth

    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission overturned a ban that had been in place since the Great Depression in a...

  13. September 1, 2013

    Movers & shakers: September 2

    ● Aquico Wen, the founder and former chief investment officer of Esemplia Emerging Markets, a Legg Mason affiliate, is...

  14. August 30, 2013

    Victoire creates Hong Kong-based joint venture

    Aquico Wen, the founder and former chief investment officer of Esemplia Emerging Markets, a Legg Mason affiliate, is...

  15. June 9, 2013

    Funds of hedge funds fight for survival

    Funds of hedge funds are being forced into a corner as investors withdraw billions of dollars from the sector every quarter,...

  16. June 7, 2013

    The king of the bond market makes another bold call

    In 1981 Wall Street Week, a popular US Friday evening television show, featured a bond trader from an up and coming fund out...

  17. June 2, 2013

    Legg Mason seeks ‘game changer’ boutique

    US fund house Legg Mason has plans to acquire a non-US equity asset management company as it seeks to broaden its investor...

  18. June 2, 2013

    Comeback king Sullivan gives Mason a Legg up

    Legg Mason is pinning its hopes of recovery on Joe Sullivan, a straight-talking family guy who claims he is not afraid to...

  19. May 14, 2013

    Hedge funds target mutual fund market

    The next source of growth for the hedge fund industry are the widows and orphans of the mutual fund market, according to...

  20. March 24, 2013

    BlackRock hopes job cuts will aid agility

    BlackRock’s now well-documented culling of staff is not revolutionary in the finance industry, but it does show the group’s...

  21. March 10, 2013

    Western targets publicly traded debt

    Western Asset Management is launching what is believed to be the first infrastructure fund to focus primarily on publicly...

  22. March 3, 2013

    Legg Mason survey finds investors wanting

    Investors all over the world are unhappy about an income shortfall from their investments in the last year, according to a...

  23. February 13, 2013

    Sullivan takes helm at Legg Mason

    Legg Mason, the asset manager under pressure from the activist investor Nelson Peltz to improve profits and halt five years...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday. The Nikkei fell 1.45% after the yen strengthened as investors reconsidered the G7...

  25. February 10, 2013

    Activists eye new targets in financials

    Financial institutions face fresh attention from aggressive activist and hedge fund investors, adding another distraction to...

  26. February 5, 2013

    Miller maintains an appetite for Apple

    Investors have Apple all wrong, according to Bill Miller. The best performing mutual fund manager last year thanks to big...

  27. December 18, 2012

    Wells Fargo buys into Rock Creek

    Wells Fargo has taken a minority stake in Rock Creek, a fund of funds business, in a further sign of consolidation of the...

  28. December 13, 2012

    Permal to acquire Fauchier Partners

    Permal, one of the world’s largest funds of hedge funds, is to acquire rival Fauchier Partners in a further sign of...

  29. September 21, 2012

    Financial crisis behind surge in demand for yield

    One of the biggest selling points of alternatives funds made to retail investors is their ability to protect against the...

  30. September 11, 2012

    Legg Mason chief to step down

    Mark Fetting is to step down as chief executive of Legg Mason, the asset manager under pressure from activist investor...

  31. September 11, 2012

    Alpha and Cabot lead energy surge in US

    US energy stocks led the gains on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 Energy index rising 1 per cent by the market close in New...

  32. August 24, 2012

    Uncertainty is the only safe prediction

    This is the summer of uncertainty. Chief executives, money managers, analysts and central bankers are preoccupied by how...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good Morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Nelson Peltz’s investment firm Trian owns roughly 5.1 per cent of Lazard: Peltz is...

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2012

    Peltz bets on Lazard, future of M&A

    We found out on Monday that Nelson Peltz’s investment firm Trian has a roughly 5.1 per cent chunk of Lazard. Peltz doesn’t...

  35. March 25, 2012

    Demand for mobile data growing fast

    Pictet has rolled out an iPad app for investors, joining a host of other asset managers that have responded to growing...

  36. March 18, 2012

    New funds: March 19

    ● Insch Capital Management, a Swiss alternative investment manager, has launched Black Gold, a hybrid income fund made up of...

  37. February 7, 2012

    Stockpickers ride again as investors hunt value

    The recent demise of “risk-on, risk-off” style trading across markets is welcome news to the battered ranks of stockpickers....

  38. January 6, 2012

    Gilt funds win out in a turbulent year

    India has proved a disappointment for investors Investors who turned to the relative safety of UK government bonds in 2011...

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