Magazine Issues»July-August 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickIreland looks ever more likely to be the main funds beneficiary of Brexit. Martin Gilbert, co-chief of Standard Life Aberdeen, has tipped it for success over other EU nations and now WisdomTree chief executive Jonathan Steinberg is endorsing the country too.

Fiona_RintoulAs I write, its 31⁰C in Glasgow. Seriously. “It’s like being on the continent,” says my dad, an 89 year-old Europhile. Except of course it isn’t. On the continent, countries are clamouring to join the European Union (EU).

Roller_coasterWithout the key ingredient of industry collaboration, fund management back and middle offices will not be operationally efficient. Tim Steele looks at the industry’s record.

FormulasThe world of the buy-side trader is changing. JP Morgan AM has seen its headcount fall, but trade volumes rise – and more managers may develop their own algos, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Jonathan_SteinbergFollowing its acquisition of ETF Securities’ European business, WisdomTree founder Jonathan Steinberg talks to Mark Latham about the ETF industry’s future and the firm’s expansion plans.

Rising_yieldsPaul Jackson of Invesco explains why he thinks equity indices will rise in tandem with higher bond yields (for now, at least) despite a widely perceived negative correlation between the two.

USA_peopleThe US is still a prize to be won for many European asset managers. Arguably its regulatory cost will be lower than Europe due to its homogeneity. Tim Steele looks at the main barriers to entry.

Philipp_SchlegelGlobal economic growth could give momentum to commodities and natural resource equities, known as ‘hard assets’, says VanEck managing director Philipp Schlegel.

Justin_PartingtonNicholas Pratt talks to Justin Partington of specialist administrator SGG about global expansion, private equity standardisation and the threat of disruption.

Tatra_mountainsPoland’s latest attempt to solve its pension problem could see fund managers raising €2 billion a year in contributions. But the system has its critics, says Grzegorz Kaliszuk of Allianz.

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