Magazine Issues»June 2019

Nick-FitzpatrickThe german funds industry is enjoying a boom period, with assets under management doubling over the past decade. However, investor demand is changing.

Fiona_RintoulLast weekend, an old school friend of mine came to visit. She’s a university teacher, and we found ourselves discussing the toilets at Manchester University, which are now all unisex.

Robot_armsMiFID II is said to be squeezing the German funds industry and hindering its global competitiveness – but as Mark Latham finds, an ebullient mood persists in a country where more institutions are investing in funds.

Eurozone_stocksMario Draghi has been doing “whatever it takes” to save the euro. But managing eurozone equities is still a difficult task. World-leading companies in some sectors can help, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Private markets strategies and greater distribution are within reach for fund managers as the AIFM model matures, says Kavitha Ramachandran of Maitland.

Massimo_GrecoMassimo Greco, European funds chief at JP Morgan Asset Management, says a 0.5% return will make a big difference as central banks pull back from stimulus measures. Plus, he explains why the MiFID II boost for proprietary funds may have drawbacks.

Our expert panel look at the impact of diversity (and the lack of it) within companies, considering how we can promote a funds industry that is more inclusive in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and social class.

Arup_DattaArup Datta, head of the quantitative equity team at Mackenzie Investments, talks about why quant is suitable for emerging market investing, despite the challenge of volatility.

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