Magazine Issues»Dec 2017-Jan 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickIf bitcoin has crashed by the time you read this magazine, it means our cover story is largely redundant and I apologise…

Fiona_RintoulA recent survey from the insurer Axa shows that many Germans believe the stock market is no better than a casino.

BitcoinFollowing a meteoric 18-fold rise in value this year, Mark Latham asks whether the volatile cryptocurrency – until recently the preserve of geeks and criminals – could become a serious vehicle for institutional investors.

Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on the fast-growing field of smart beta investing and whether it is becoming more of a threat than index tracking to the traditional active management of funds.

Arrows_upAs active fund managers increasingly launch exchange-traded funds, Mark Latham looks at the way ahead for a vehicle that until now has been a byword for low-cost investment.

Wheat_filed_high_yieldPrivate equity investment is back at a high level as investors chase yield. Catherine Lafferty looks at some of the most successful fund closures of recent months and what these funds are targeting.

Cyber_securityRecent cyber security breaches should have alerted private equity firms to the threats facing their portfolio companies, says Michael Corcione of Cordium.

Jersey-based infrastructure funds are set to receive more money from EU investors, our fund structuring survey suggests.

Harassed_womanScandalous allegations in the entertainment world are aleady having an impact on the funds industry, writes Sarah Chilton of law firm CM Murray.

By AXA World Funds Framlington Robotech Fund lead manager Tom Riley.