Magazine Issues»February 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickA spate of income funds has already been launched this year, suggesting that demand for this type of product is high and likely to remain so.

Fiona_RintoulAs a barometer of how much the world changed in the 20th century, almost nothing tops female suffrage.

MacaroonsAt a time of continuing low interest rates, some income funds are paying 8%-9% a year against a global equities benchmark of half that amount. Mark Latham examines some of the reasons.

Erich_GerthThe next chapter of BlueBay's story will feature ESG and investing through interest rate changes, CEO Erich Gerth tells Nick Fitzpatrick.

Miniature_carUS mortgage-backed securities probably make up a large part of your fixed income portfolio, so what happens at the Fed is crucial. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Layered_coloursRecent closures of so-called ‘CLO 2s’ by Natixis and Axa Investment Managers highlight how securitisation has wound its way back into play in the asset management industry.

Passive-aggressiveIn our regular market review of exchange-traded funds, Funds Europe looks at which areas are waxing or waning and expectations for 2018.

Robot_armsThe digital revolution in the asset management sphere has begun in earnest, but will it help basic processes become more automated? Nicholas Pratt asks how effectively this new technology is being applied.

Geoff_HodgeFunds Europe talks to Milestone Group’s Geoff Hodge about the global technology firm’s practitioner-led philosophy and its role in the European Fundtech Lab.

Julien_HammersonThe chief executive of Calastone talks to George Mitton about blockchain, vapourware and why an acquisition might not be far away.

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