Magazine Issues»March 2019

Log_in_fieldsDigital assets are unlikely to appeal to institutional investors until custody and asset servicing standards begin to mirror those for traditional assets, writes Bob Currie.

Europe_and_North_AfricaCross-border rules in the EU relating to Ucits can be complex. For anyone new to the market or in need of a refresher, Ivica Kustura of North University, Croatia, offers a simplified explanation.

Racing_carFunds Europe and Style Analytics explored how investment factors can be used in performance analysis, helping asset owners chose managers, and helping asset managers demonstrate their value.

Lisa_WeihserThe Swiss fund market is the fourth largest in Europe with a 7.2 % market share and a total volume of 1,088.8 billion Swiss francs (€966 billion).

Shanghai_waterfrontInfrastructure investment aimed at powering economic growth – and with it, Beijing’s global ambitions – coincides with efforts to open China’s financial sector further to foreign investors. Romil Patel reports from Shanghai.

Peng_FeiPeng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Paharganj_New_DelhiAfter a less-than-stellar 2018, investors in Indian sovereign bonds could be in for a pleasant 2019. the outlook for the rupee, despite being mostly stable, is harder to ascertain, writes Dilsher Dhillon.

Global equity trumped global diversified growth as the most searched-for asset class in february, analysis of the camradata live database shows. But Tom Ashford also finds investors looking at Japanese equities with interest.

Pat_LardnerThere is an old joke about a tourist who, in asking for directions from a local person in the rural countryside, gets the response: “Well, if I was trying to get there I wouldn’t start from here.” In its own peculiar way, it sums up where we find ourselves at this particular moment in time.