Extreme weather events in 2012 led to sharp price rises in food commodities such as corn, wheat and soybeans and these prices look set to remain elevated for the next six months, according to Baring Asset Management (Barings), the international investment firm.
Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, explains the part the SWIP UK Flexible Strategy fund has in a diversified portfolio.
Schroders has announced the launch of another externally-managed fund, Schroder GAIA Sirios US Equity (the ‘Fund'), on its UCITS platform.
AXA Real Estate Investment Managers ("AXA Real Estate") has launched the UK Long Lease Property Fund (the "Fund"), which aims to offer UK institutional investors, pension schemes and investment consultants a new property-based, liability matching solution with long and secure income streams.
Schroders Property Investment Management (SPrIM) is announcing the first close of a Schroder Core European Property Fund specifically designed for Swiss tax exempt pension schemes.
Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, explains why these six funds have been added to the Platinum 120 and what they offer investors.
Stuart Welch, CEO, TD Direct Investing comments: "Investors were quick to act on warnings that Japan's economy may be shrinking last month.
Data showing the top 20 fund purchases made by Barclays Stockbrokers clients in November revealed strong interest in the UK for a third consecutive month, with nine of the top twenty funds having a UK focus, up from six in September 2012.
Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments, has announced the launch of a Global Emerging Markets Income Fund aimed at both retail and institutional investors.
Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder ISF EURO High Yield, a new fund which will invest a minimum of 70% in a portfolio of bonds rated below investment grade, mainly from European issuers.
An increasing number of us want to know more about how our money is used by financial institutions and would be interested in investing ethically if we knew more about it, according to research commissioned by Emerald Knight, the ethical investment specialist.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has announced that effective from 5 December 2012, the JPM Europe Convergence Equity Fund (SICAV) will be renamed and repositioned as the JPM Turkey Equity Fund.
Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder ISF RMB Fixed Income, a new strategy which will provide an opportunity for offshore investors to access China's fixed income market in the Chinese currency.
As the Eurozone submerges into recession for the second time in four years, a new study by The Share Centre, reveals the impact economic factors have on investment habits and highlights opportunities in to the region.
db-X funds, Deutsche Bank's structured funds division, has launched a fund that gives investors US dividend-focused exposure using its proprietary CROCI stock selection methodology.
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