May 2016

Matt ThomasResearch suggests a high number of younger people would use robo-advice if their banks offered it. Matt Thomas, partner at KPMG, says this does not signal the end of human advisers – but high interest in this area means advisers must develop their own offerings.

Cobbe and OrmondThe European Long-term Investment Fund (Eltif) is a new type of regulated fund to facilitate retail and institutional investment in projects that require long-term capital, such as infrastructure, real estate, transport and energy.

RollercoasterDavid Stevenson takes a short ride on the ETF train and sees the industry landscape changing as competition intensifies, providers grow in number and the range of products gets broader.

Graph screenAs open outcry trading becomes ever scarcer, Nicholas Pratt asks whether electronic trading has given fund managers a more efficient, effective market or simply made things even more complicated.

Bruce McGloganAs an alternative asset class, private equity and real estate (PERE) is on the rise worldwide, according to Bruce McGlogan, Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services at Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration. 

Hybrid carPrivate equity real estate or PERE funds are growing in popularity, but a drive for more transparency could create avoidable costs. Nicholas Pratt reports.

This year’s FundForum takes place in Berlin. Ahead of the conference, we ask industry figures about some of the hottest topics.

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

Markus Fuchs2015 proved an eventful year for global markets, in which investors’ nerves were tested to the limit throughout.

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