Global Industry 2017

Nick-FitzpatrickThe direction of travel under MiFID II is firmly in motion. Distributors are selecting from fewer funds and scaling back the number of asset managers they work with.

Campbell_FlemingCampbell Fleming, head of distribution at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses the practicalities of the Aberdeen/Standard Life merger, what to expect next and why more firms should have joint chief executives.

Rain_forestIf there’s one crucial global issue that fund managers are central to, it is ESG. Responsible investing is emerging as one of the largest investment trends, including in emerging markets. Fiona Rintoul reports.

Our New York panel discusses difficulties with international distribution, plus we hear a cautionary tale about factor analysis.

John_TroianoTwo years into his job as Schroders’ global head of distribution, John Troiano tells Mark Latham about how the firm continues to buck the trend towards passive investment and its preparations for MiFID II and Brexit.

Jean RabyJean Raby, the new head of Natixis Global Asset Management, tells Mark Latham of his plans to turn the group into a truly pan-European operator.

Pan-Asian fund passporting, cash-rich corporates and an ageing population were among the topics discussed by our Asian panel. Chaired by Funds Global Asia editor George Mitton in Hong Kong.

Yves-PerrierAmundi chief Yves Perrier opens up to Mark Latham about his ambitious plans to expand in Europe and Asia following the firm’s mega-merger with Pioneer.

Richard_GarlandInvestec’s Richard Garland talks to Tim Steele about an industry adjusting to fee pressure and which is now at a Napster-style inflection point.

FishThe world’s top three asset managers have extended their lead. To compete, others are merging.

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