|Bid||17.15 x 1100|
|Ask||17.16 x 2200|
|Day's Range||17.10 - 17.28|
|52 Week Range||15.15 - 22.18|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.70|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.24 (7.08%)|
|1y Target Est||17.97|
ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Invesco Ltd. (IVZ), the global independent investment management firm, announced its sponsorship of the nonprofit organization Rock The Street, Wall Street, which supports the development of financial literacy programs for high school girls. Earlier this month, 30 girls participating in the program from Stuyvesant High School in New York City toured Invesco's downtown Manhattan office to learn about the day-to-day operations of an asset management firm and talk with female employees about their careers. Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTSWS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial and investment education to high school girls to inspire their interest in finance.
The U.S. stock market will fight strong headwinds in the months leading to Election Day in November 2020. Until then, investors may have to muddle through the fourth year of Donald Trump’s presidency. This has been the case in every election cycle dating back to Reagan versus Mondale in 1984.
Large and midcap growth dominated U.S. diversified stock funds during the past month, while resurgent semiconductor stocks fueled chip sector funds.
T. Rowe Price's (TROW) preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $1.15 trillion for October 2019 reflect 1.8% increase from the prior month.
Franklin Resources' (BEN) preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $693.1 billion for October inch up from the prior month, driven by net market gains.
ATLANTA , Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) today reported preliminary month-end assets under management (AUM) of $1,195.2 billion , an increase of 0.9% versus previous month-end. ...
Asset owners & professional investors from North America, APAC and EMEA reveal bullish outlook across Chinese asset classes despite trade war uncertainty - Global investors hold more positive outlook for ...
China can expect to draw more portfolio inflows in the coming months even as global investors are split in their assessment of the likely impact of geopolitical tensions on the world's second-largest economy, according to Invesco.Four in every five global asset owners and professional investors intend to raise their allocations over the next year to seize fresh opportunities created by China's reform measures to further open its financial markets to foreigners, the Atlanta, Georgia-based money manager said.The outcome is part of a survey of 411 global managers with US$500 million to more than US$10 billion in assets under management by the Economist Intelligence Unit in August and September. Invesco, which commissioned the survey, published the results on Monday.More than 80 per cent said they will either significantly or moderately boost their investments over the next 12 months, while only 4 per cent indicated their will trim their positions. Some 52 per cent of them said their will put more money into Chinese equities, making it the most favoured asset class in the survey.The view underscores the successes investors have chalked up in bets on Chinese assets in recent years as Chinese companies increasingly dominate the global marketplace, especially in technology and the "new economy" arena. The CSI 300 Index, which represents the top 300 stocks traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses, has climbed 30 per cent this year, the most among Asia's major stock benchmarks, according to Bloomberg data."Many have begun to recognise China as a key investment destination and a pillar of global portfolio allocation," said Andrew Lo, senior managing director and head of Asia-Pacific at Invesco. "Chinese authorities have shown their commitment to support investor interest in the capital markets, and we have already seen constructive steps such as the lifting of investment quotas earlier this year."China said in September it would remove the caps on two cross-border investment programmes, Qualified Foreign Financial Institutional Investor (QFII) and Renminbi Qualified Foreign Financial Institutional Investor, giving foreign fund managers more access to its stock and bond markets. MSCI begins process to add Chinese stocks in benchmark stock gaugesThis year, regulators have given licences to BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank to underwrite yuan-denominated debt for local and foreign companies, making them the first among foreign lenders to do so. S&P; Global Ratings also started rating domestic Chinese bonds, and index compiler MSCI is raising the weighting of Chinese stocks in some of its global indexes in phases.The downside to that is that China's economic growth is tapering, hurt by more than a year of trade war with the US. The tensions have upended supply chains, weakened business sentiment and cooled manufacturing. Last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its forecast for global economic growth to 3 per cent for 2019, the lowest since the global financial crisis. Apple AirPods craze spreads to China, music wireless-headset stock investorsThe investors surveyed were almost evenly split on how the ongoing geopolitical tensions will impact their investment allocations, with 43 per cent negative and 42 per cent positive, Invesco said.Their view on the economic outlook, however, is refreshing as almost three-quarters expected China's economic conditions will improve in the next 12 months. Two-thirds agreed the global economy will get better over the period. China's vision for own Nasdaq-style technology board draws praises and disdainTechnological development and innovation, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, was the top investment theme, followed by financial services and new economy sectors such as health care and education. Renewable energy is also likely to attract investment, the Invesco survey showed."The findings are promising and support our view that China's massive growth and continuing efforts to allow greater access to its markets represent a significant and increasingly attractive opportunity for both domestic and global investors," said Marty Flanagan, Invesco's president and chief executive.This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. For more SCMP stories, please explore the SCMP app or visit the SCMP's Facebook and Twitter pages. Copyright © 2019 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2019. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.
Invesco chief executive Martin Flanagan said demand for investments in China among the $1.1tn fund manager’s clients has continued to grow despite slowing economic growth and a trade war with the US. The strong sentiment in the face of trade tensions was one factor pushing the US investment management company to increase its stake in a China joint venture that is linked with payments conglomerate Ant Financial.
Invesco’s core range of investment funds have bled more than $1bn a week over the past 12 months, placing the Atlanta-based group at the top of the 2019 rankings of the worst-selling global asset managers. Outflows are expected to continue in the wake of Morningstar’s decision to downgrade two of Invesco’s best-known UK funds, as retail investors respond to such moves by withdrawing their cash. Invesco, which manages $1.2tn, has been simultaneously hit by moves away from active managers in the US and a lack of confidence among UK investors due to Brexit uncertainty.
(Bloomberg) -- Barings is exiting the business of managing mutual funds that invest in real estate stocks as it retools its strategy in the sector.The Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm runs the $1 billion Invesco Oppenheimer Real Estate Fund and the $53 million Dunham Real Estate Stock Fund on behalf of outside companies. Barings told Dunham & Associates last week that it will stop sub-advising the Dunham fund as of Jan. 1, according to a Nov. 7 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Investor demand for assets outside of public markets is growing, according to Preqin. Such assets are yielding higher returns than publicly traded securities for investors and higher fees for money managers, said Paul Gulberg, an industry analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.“You very clearly see a rotation to private assets in general,” Gulberg said in a telephone interview. “The new approach from the investor perspective is to get alpha on the private side.”Barings is jettisoning its sub-advising arrangement at a time when the two funds are but a small part of its assets. The firm had $43.6 billion in real estate as of June 30, most of it outside of public markets, according to its website. Barings, which is owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., managed more than $335 billion as of Sept. 30.“We are exiting the actively managed REIT equity business in order to focus and grow our core real estate strategies,” Rachel White, a Barings spokeswoman, said Friday in an emailed statement. Barings “remains active in private real estate equity along with public and private real estate debt.”Both mutual funds have posted gains of more than 24% in 2019, outperforming the majority of their peers, as REIT stocks have rallied. The Bloomberg U.S. REITs Index is up 20%, on pace for its best year since 2014.MassMutual owned the OppenheimerFunds until May, when it completed their sale to Invesco Ltd.To contact the reporter on this story: Miles Weiss in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Mamudi at email@example.com, Josh Friedman, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Invesco fund manager Mark Barnett on Friday challenged a downgrade this week by fund rating firm Morningstar of his Invesco High Income UK and Income UK funds. Morningstar cut the ratings to 'neutral' on Wednesday, citing concern about the proportion of each fund's assets which were invested in illiquid stocks.
Invesco fund manager Mark Barnett said he disagreed with a decision this week by fund rating firm Morningstar to downgrade the Invesco UK High income and Income funds. "My funds are appropriately positioned, well diversified and able to generate liquidity should investors wish to buy or sell," Barnett said in a statement on Friday. Barnett, who worked with Neil Woodford at Invesco before Woodford left to set up his own firm in 2014, said the Invesco funds were "very different" from when Woodford managed them.
A top UK fund manager and former protégé of Neil Woodford has been forced to apologise to investors over his performance after a leading rating agency flagged similar concerns to those that brought down the fallen star investor. , Invesco’s senior fund manager in the UK, was stung by the downgrade of his £6.1bn High Income and £2.7bn Income funds this week by consultants Morningstar. The funds, which include investments by thousands of UK savers and pension funds, were formerly managed by Mr Woodford before he left to set up his own business six years ago.
(Bloomberg) -- Neil Woodford’s protege Mark Barnett, who followed his mentor’s lead to load up on less liquid securities, has been hit with rating downgrades on two of his funds at Invesco Ltd.Ratings firm Morningstar Inc. cited concerns about the way he’d changed the focus of his funds to buy smaller companies that are less easy to sell. Analysts at the firm cut their ratings on Barnett’s Invesco Income fund and the Invesco High Income fund to “neutral”.Barnett’s style drift echos that of Woodford, whose investment business collapsed this year in the wake of redemption requests he couldn’t meet. The Invesco manager has invested more than two thirds of the 6.1 billion pound ($7.9 billion) Invesco High Income fund in micro-, small- and mid-cap stocks, up from less than a quarter when he took over in 2014, according to data through September compiled by Morningstar.“Such a shift in market-cap profile for a strategy with sizable assets has made the overall liquidity profile less attractive and has resulted in significant ownership of many smaller names,” Peter Brunt, an analyst at Morningstar, said in a report. “While the group has been able to meet redemptions so far, Barnett’s continued intent on investing in smaller names give us cause for concern.”When Barnett took over the Invesco High Income fund in 2014 it had assets of 13.1 billion pounds. They’ve since depleted to about 6.1 billion pounds, according to Morningstar. The Invesco Income fund has seen assets drop to 2.7 billion pounds from 8.3 billion pounds in the same period.The outflows underscore the perils for managers who adopt a strategy that includes thinly traded securities. Investors are already skittish in a challenging environment for active managers where cheaper passive funds are threatening the once-dominant market position of star fund managers.“The strategy of these funds has not changed,” according to an emailed statement from an Invesco spokeswoman. “Our exposure to selective U.K. domestic oriented companies supports an attractive outlook for investors, and clarity on the U.K.’s future relationship with the EU is likely to prove a positive catalyst for companies that have de-rated under-sustained political uncertainty.”A “neutral” rating indicates that a fund isn’t likely either to “deliver standout returns” or “seriously underperform,” according to Morningstar.“Such heavy redemptions are all too reminiscent of the recent Woodford debacle, where the toxic combination of poor performance, illiquid investments and investor redemptions led to the suspension of the fund and, ultimately, its closure,” the analysts wrote.The Invesco High Income fund has returned 0.8% year to date, some 10.8% behind the average performance of a fund in the Morningstar U.K. Equity Income category, according to the report. Over five years it has produced annualized returns of 2%, some 3.7% behind its category average.(Updates with comment from Invesco in seventh paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Suzy Waite in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shelley Robinson at email@example.com, Chris BourkeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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The conversation involving low volatility exchange traded funds underscores investor bias for domestic large-cap stocks because that conversation is typically dominated by just two funds: the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF (CBOE:USMV) and the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSE: SPLV). SPLV isn't a slouch, having pulled in $2.64 billion in new assets. Bottom line: investors are loving low vol ETFs this year and some market observers are growing concerned the trade is increasingly crowded.