FE fundinfo makes APAC acquisition

AcquisitionInvestment data provider FE fundinfo has Australian research and ratings firm Zenith Group in a move designed to increase its presence in the Asia Pacific region. According to FE fundinfo, the deal brings together “a complementary set of adviser and asset manager-focused data and technology services” to appeal to global investors. It also marks another acquisition for FE fundinfo in what has been a prolific year to date for the firm. In the last 12 months, it has bought UK software firm CashCalc, ESG data firm CSSP and pan-European fund data platform FundConnect. “As factors such as increasing regulation, the growth in ESG investing and the development of new technology all continue to revolutionise the global funds industry, there is a greater need than ever for advisers and asset managers to have access to the very best data, ratings and research to allow their clients to make the most of the opportunities in this new landscape,” said FE fundinfo chief executive Hamish Purdey. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. © 2021 funds global asia

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