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First State Stewart, the GEM, Asia Pacific and global equity arm of First State Investments, is to split in two and rebrand in a bid to cope with "the burden of scale", Professional Adviser's sister title Investment Week can reveal.
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‘I would like to see First State have greater success in fixed income in the UK’
Fund buyers have flagged the possibility of the country's largest emerging market equity funds reopening after outflows and market falls prompted a sharp drop in assets.
First State Investments has formally announced the soft closure of Jonathan Asante's £4bn GEM Leaders fund.
Former Aberdeen global fixed income bond chief Paul Griffiths has joined First State Investments as CIO of fixed interest and credit.
First State Investments will no longer accept new platform business for its £5.6bn Asia Pacific Leaders and offshore Global Emerging Markets Select funds in an effort to limit inflows.
Lena Tsymbaluk of Morningstar OBSR reveals seven ways to access the emerging markets space.
From energy funds to country specific offerings, the specialist sector can be tricky to analyse. Ken Rayner of Rayner Spencer Mills explains his preferred approach.
Asia fund managers have warned China’s economy faces a series of challenges despite its meteoric rise to global superpower status.
The winners of the Investment Week Investment Trust Awards 2011 were announced at a glittering ceremony in London last night.
First State is to soft-close Martin Lau's Greater China Growth fund as well as four other emerging markets offerings.
Group gives Gait and Paul freedom to invest up to 20% in stocks listed outside region.
Joanna Faith asks advisers for their top global emerging markets fund picks.
Joanne Warner, manager of the First State Global Resources fund, discusses the long-term outlook for the global resources sector