July-August 2016

Europe’s financial supervisors have issued guidance about the contents of the Priips ‘Key information document’. David Stevenson asks whether the proposals are suitable for end investors.

Central clearing for OTC derivatives is supposed to increase market stability and lower investors’ risks – but a way to circumvent it has emerged. Nicholas Pratt asks where this leaves central clearing.

Cost is one of the main reasons ETF usage is increasing and investors spend as much time evaluating passive investments as they do active. The Edhec-Risk Institute’s Felix Goltz and Véronique Le Sourd explain their findings.

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

The past ten years have borne witness to a prodigious rise in the degree of automation and electronification of trading venues globally. US futures markets, used by numerous EU fund managers for directional trading and hedging purposes, have been no exception.

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