July-August 2017

MapInfrastructure offers high yields and a hedge against inflation but it’s not easy for retail investors to access the asset class, writes Catherine Lafferty.

Jerome-WignyThere are clear trends to do with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the setting up of EU funds that benefit from its passport and, in parallel, the establishment of EU-regulated alternative investment fund managers is growing fast, particularly outside the UK, post-Brexit.

Chris-IggoIn a recent webinar, Funds Europe talked to Chris Iggo, Fixed Income CIO at AXA Investment Managers, about yield opportunities in the bond market and the benefits of short-duration strategies.

ObstructionJRLowry of State Street Global Exchange explains five emerging technologies that asset management firms need to consider.

ParachutistThe outsourced ‘ManCo’ market is getting more competitive to meet a growing demand for third-party services, reports Nicholas Pratt.

Steve_YoungScale and global presence provide a significant advantage for asset managers. Consequently there has been a drive in the last ten years for asset management businesses to become more global – establishing global operating models, with centres of excellence in low-cost regions to maximise the wage arbitrage, and adopting a ‘follow the sun’ approach.

Part guidebook, part polemic, The Money Formula by Paul Wilmott and David Orrell is a journey into the arcane world of quantitative finance. review by George Mitton.

Digital_brainSome of the most recent product launches have included the “first” european social bond fund and an artificial intelligence fund.

Bernt-ZakariassenThe Norwegian funds industry may seem modest, but it has shown steady and solid growth for more than three decades, with assets under management in Norwegian-domiciled funds recently breaking through the €100 billion barrier for the first time.

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