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Investors question emerging market gain

LUXEMBOURG Emerging markets remain an investor favorite for their long-term economic growth prospects, but some investors have begun to question the sustainability of short-term gains.

Regulators and fund providers at odds over reforms

LUXEMBOURG Regulators and fund providers agree on the need to restore investor faith in financial markets, but are at odds over how to both ease client fears and guarantee a greater degree of security.


High fund fees in Europe under scrutiny

LUXEMBOURG Average fees for funds in Europe are too high and need to be brought more into line with lower charges paid by U.S. investors, speakers at the Reuters European Funds Summit said.

Wary retail investors limit fund innovation

LUXEMBOURG Scars from the financial crisis have driven retail investors to demand simpler savings products and an escape from benchmark-linked funds, asset management executives told the Reuters European Funds Summit.

Banque de Lux cautions on headwinds

LUXEMBOURG Banque de Luxembourg reckons these are dangerous times for investors, with structural headwinds likely to curb any equity bull market and threaten traditionally safe assets.


Deutsche Bank eyes ETFs for hedge fund strategies

LUXEMBOURG Deutsche Bank is considering launching exchange traded funds (ETFs) on individual hedge fund strategies as risk appetite among investors continues to improve, said the head of ETF structuring at the bank.

MS, Deutsche, BlackRock get Lipper fund awards

LUXEMBOURG Morgan Stanley , Deutsche Bank and BlackRock were among the winners on Wednesday of Lipper awards for European fund performance during the financial crisis and through the robust recovery of the past three years.

BNP plans new protected funds for wary clients

LUXEMBOURG The funds arm of BNP Paribas will launch two new capital protected products this year to meet retail demand as investors tentatively move out of low yielding but safe bank deposits.

Funds fear new UCITS may hamper emerging mkt push

LUXEMBOURG Fund industry players are increasingly concerned that the development of hedge fund-style strategies sold to retail investors under EU rules may threaten a bid to push the European brand out to emerging markets.

Retail investors return to risk: BNP/Fortis

LUXEMBOURG European retail investors are returning to riskier assets after suffering badly in the downturn, with emerging markets in particular providing a lure, a regional funds specialist said on Wednesday.

Janus upbeat on retail, metals, auto bonds

LUXEMBOURG Corporate credit is the most promising investment within fixed-income in the next year or two, with attractive issues likely from the retail, metals and mining and auto sectors, said a Janus portfolio manager.


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