COVID-19 is still making it difficult, if not impossible, to physically travel to many parts of the world. That's not likely to change anytime soon. But, somewhat paradoxically, investors are travelling overseas like they've never done before. The pandemic has been the key driver for the biggest surge in global investment...
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At FINA, we track fixed income ETFs and managed funds with our ‘Finders’ to help you narrow your search for products that might suit your portfolio. We don’t make any recommendations as such but try to help you work out what is important. When assessing fixed income ETF performance, the first...
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Global investment manager Franklin Templeton has completed its acquisition of Legg Mason which was announced to the market in February. The combined organisation brings together over 1,300 investment professionals, covering multiple asset classes and managing US$1.4 trillion in client assets.  The California-based company said the combined footprint significantly deepens Franklin Templeton’s...

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