Magazine Issues»November 2016

BlackRock’s Manuela Sperandeo explains how factor investing can be used to pursue outperformance in different market environments.

Prior to 2008, liquidity risk was on the radar of few investment managers. Many financial models even omitted the risk. However, the financial crisis demonstrated just how crucial liquidity can be for funds, investors and the wider financial system.

Gaining access to Europe’s single market from outside the EU has never been easy, and the UK’s vote to leave makes it politically difficult to liberalise access rules while the Brexit negotiations are imminent.

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Revel Wood, Chief Executive Officer of FundRock, discusses the appeal of onshore fund domiciles, which are increasingly being used by investment managers.

Regtech exists primarily to help fund firms stay out of trouble. But as Nicholas Pratt finds, these tools of compliance could help build better businesses too.

Despite the hype around fintech, the finance industry is resistant to disruption – for good reasons. George Mitton reports from Sibos in Geneva.

We profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Over 30 years, the Portuguese investment fund industry has demonstrated vitality and dynamism to earn the trust of investors.