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Q2 2017 Business Update

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Here is our latest business update, covering the latest corporate news and investment performance 


Pioneer Investments is now part of the Amundi Group

On 3rd July 2017, Pioneer Investments became part of the Amundi group. Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 globally. 
Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, the combined company now manages over 1.3 trillion euros of assets across six investment hubs.


Going further together to better serve you
With the acquisition of Pioneer Investments in July 2017, Amundi has confirmed its leadership in Europe and reinforced its presence in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas, becoming one of the world’s 10 largest asset managers.
Find out more about the new Amundi!



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FED prepares for balance-sheet normalisation

We believe that the Federal Reserve will continue to gradually increase rates, not merely in light of their dual mandate for full employment and price stability, but also to foster financial stability. Balance sheet normalization may have a limited overall impact on Treasury yields in the intermediate term. The initiation of the program may result in a short-term selloff across fixed income markets, however the tapering initiative should be priced in.

Global Investment Views

More Selective on Risk Allocation

September 2017

Despite a very strong Q2 earnings season, equity markets halted their march higher in August, amid renewed geopolitical tensions. Meanwhile, the economic cycle is sound and synchronized at a global level. In this scenario, we believe investors should continue to maintain a moderate risk-on stance, with an increasingly selective approach as valuations become tight in some areas of the market.

FCA Alert: Potential Boiler Room Scam

We have received notification from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that fraudsters are using details of FCA authorised firms as a scam tactic. The regulator has advised that a clone firm called ‘Pioneer Asset Management’ has been used as a tactic to scam people in the UK. Please note, that the firm the fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with Pioneer Asset Management S.A. and any approaches should be reported to the FCA’s Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.