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BlackRock expands factor-based range with total advantage fund

BlackRock has launched a Factor Based Strategies Group (FBSG) fund range with the launch of the BSF Total Advantage fund, which will employ factor based asset allocation across macro and style factors.

BlackRock expands factor-based range with total advantage fund

BlackRock has launched a Factor Based Strategies Group (FBSG) fund range with the launch of the BSF Total Advantage fund, which will employ factor based asset allocation across macro and style factors.

The multi-asset fund joining this week’s Consistent 50

Investment Week and Morningstar’s latest look at the most consistent fund managers across the unit trusts and OEIC universe.

Aberdeen Standard Investments raises £187.5m for logistics trust but falls short of £250m target

Aberdeen Standard Investments has raised £187.5m in the initial public offering (IPO) for its European Logistics Income trust, but failed to reach its £250m target.

FCA gives firms a year for certification tests under SM&CR

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that while businesses will have to identify certified staff from day one under the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR), they will have a year to complete fitness and propriety...

Jupiter creates head of governance research role for Ash Ray

Jupiter Asset Management has appointed Ash Ray as head of governance research in a bid to ensure corporate governance is an integrated part of the firm’s investment process.

OMW appoints Aegon’s Mugridge as platform marketing head

Old Mutual Wealth (OMW) has appointed Jeremy Mugridge as head of proposition marketing for its platform, replacing Tom Hawkins who will become head of OMW’s team of office-based consultants.

Kames’ Ennett: Where are the opportunities in a mature credit market?

2018 is shaping up to be a key year for the high yield bond market, writes David Ennett, head of high yield and co-manager of the Kames High Yield Global Bond fund.

Fidelity’s Stupnytska: There will be no ‘beautiful normalisation’ in 2018

Global growth is showing signs of a potential re-acceleration and macroeconomic indicators point to no immediate cause for concern, writes Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity International.

How much does manager alignment of interest add to fund returns?

Managers investing in their own funds can add as much as three basis points to returns, according to a report by New City Initiative (NCI).