Craving for ETFs boosts European appetite for equity funds
European investors increased their risk appetite in 2017, recording high inflows into pure equity funds compared with outflows in the previous year, helped by a big rush into passive equity funds, according to a Thompson Reuters Lipper report.
Negative US treasury sentiment shows little sign of change
Against the backdrop of a US bond market sell-off in January, a look at the performance of European US government bond funds shows that not a single one has beaten the 10-year treasury note return of 7.25% over the three years to 31 December 2017, according to FE Analytics.
Oxford University to raise £250m with first ever bond
Oxford University is to issue its first bond by the end of the year in order to raise £250m, using JP Morgan to arrange investor meetings.
Blackrock: Rate rise will not cause negative bond returns
An upward trend in interest rates does not automatically equate to negative bond returns, despite the commonly-held market belief that it does, Blackrock has argued.