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Q1 2017 Business Update

 

US Economy Pushes on as Trump Approaches First 100 Days

Head of Investment Management, US, Ken Taubes, offers his thoughts on the health of the US economy and the economic impact of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as US president. He believes a more positive economic outlook and rising inflation could lead to more hawkish policies from the Federal Reserve, while the potential for corporate tax cuts and cash repatriation under the Trump administration has provided a tail wind for risk assets.
 

Business Update

 

We Welcome FCA Feeder Funds Decision

The FCA has redrafted its Handbook to allow UK Non-UCITS Retail Schemes (NURS) to invest in feeders of master-feeder UCITS structures from 1 October 2016.  

News & Views

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 101 globally. 
Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, the combined company now manages over 1.3 trillion2 euros of assets across six investment hubs3.

 

1. Source: IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2017 and based on AUM as at December 2016.

2.  Source: Pro forma Amundi + Pioneer Investments combined figures as of end December 2016.

3. Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo.

 

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.
 

The Challenges of Running a Concentrated US Equity Portfolio in a Volatile Market

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Andrew Acheson, portfolio manager of Pioneer SICAV – US Fundamental Growth, discusses his investment philosophy and process with Lawrence Gosling, Editorial Director at Investment Week. 

What's New In Emerging Markets?

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What impact could 'Brexit' have on the Emerging Markets Debt space?

Yerlan Syzdykov discusses the potential repercussions on global growth and Emerging Markets, but also the possible opportunities which may arise