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GAM Holding AG signs UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Commitment to work towards implementing ESG considerations in investment processes Action plan established for 2015 As part of its ongoing effort to foster sustainable investing across the Group, GAM Holding AG today announced that it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is an international global network of asset managers, […]

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The UK Defence Club, the leading provider of FD&D (legal costs) insurance to the maritime industry, today announces its renewal results for 2015 following its renewal closure on 20th February 2015. Increased tonnage – owned gains amount to 4.8 million gross tons on a net basis. Total insured owned tonnage now stands at 137 million […]

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TT Club warns of concentration of causes of claims in the transport industry

The TT Club is alerting the supply chain industry globally to the stark fact that there is a persistence of claims in a handful of loss types. The leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider found that 66% of its claims by number and 62% by value over a five year period can be […]

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UK P&I Club announces strong renewal

The UK P&I Club (“The UK Club”), one of the leading shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, today announces its renewal results for 2015 following the closure of the renewal season on 20 February 2015: Another strong result with a net increase of 1.2 million gross tons of mutual business taking mutual owned tonnage to […]

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Year of the Goat – an auspicious year for the markets ahead?

  Data from the Euromoney Dragon 300 Index Chinese New Year on 19 February will herald the year of the goat, a Zodiac sign which according to Euromoney Dragon 300 Index, represents a buoyant year for emerging East Asia equity markets. The last two years of the goat were 1991-1992 and 2003-2004, when markets returned […]

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Japan: What next for investors after Q4 data?

Comment from Richard Kaye, portfolio manager, Comgest Growth Japan Fund: “Preliminary Japan real GDP growth for October to December was announced this week at 2.2% year on year (YoY), following a 7% and 2% respective decline in the preceding two quarters. “While it is encouraging that Japan has apparently exited recession, investors such as Comgest […]

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Chinese tourists to ring in the Year of the Sheep in style

Comment from Scilla Huang Sun and Andrea Gerst, co-managers of the JB Luxury Brands fund at Swiss & Global Asset Management As we head into the Chinese Year of the Sheep, we expect to see solid organic sales growth of five to seven per cent for the luxury sector, driven primarily by an increasing demand […]

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Thomas Miller launches app

News release 13 February 2015 Thomas Miller, the international insurance, professional and investment services provider, has launched an app to make its news, media and communications  readily available to brokers, members and clients. The Thomas Miller app has been designed to enable easy and simple access to publications and associated media across Thomas Miller managed […]

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BNY Mellon appointed as depositary by Burberry Group plc

News release 13 February 2015  BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Burberry Group plc as the successor depositary bank for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. Each ADR represents two ordinary shares and trades on the OTC market under the symbol “BURBY.” Burberry’s local shares trade […]

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Bonds as volatile as equities – comment from David Jane, manager of Miton’s Multi Asset fund range

12 February 2015 David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi asset fund range, comments on reasons behind his reduced exposure to fixed income across his portfolios. Highlights include: We have been reducing our fixed income exposure aggressively across our fund range It seems extremely farfetched to believe that investors would prefer the safety of government bonds […]

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