Magazine Issues»April 2019

Nick-FitzpatrickAfter several years of being feted, factor investing is coming under scrutiny. A body of evidence exists to suggest it is not nearly as effective as you’d think.

Fiona_RintoulOH, TO BE FRENCH!   I speak here not of the food, the wine, the effortless chic or the peculiar ability to gobble foie gras day and night and remain mince comme un crayon.

Digging_for_alternativesDuring a decade of ultra-low interest rates, liquid alternative funds have become the fastest-growing asset class in Europe and the UK. But, asks Mark Latham, will the growth continue as rates begin to rise?

Bag_of_coinsFactor investing held out a promise to replicate the investment styles of the world’s top active managers. So, why has this method let investors down? George Mitton reports.

NumbersDo quant strategies work, or are their proponents simply slaves to the algorithm? Nick Fitzpatrick investigates.

Sustainable_investmentAdam Gillett, director and head of sustainable investment at Willis Towers Watson, sets out the tools and strategies to put sustainable investment into action across portfolios.

Xmas_presentsSince the Federal Reserve paused interest rate hikes, opinion has been divided on US equity risk. Fiona Rintoul hears a range of views.

MeetingFund managers are neglecting billions in value every year because of sub-optimal corporate action decisions, Nicholas Pratt is told.

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