October 2017

Fiona RintoulPerhaps the most shocking thing about the German election was that we weren’t shocked.

Guard dogPost-brexit, increasing the powers of European watchdogs to police cross-border finance may threaten the asset management industry’s current distribution system. Mark Latham investigates the proposals.

Jean RabyJean Raby, the new head of Natixis Global Asset Management, tells Mark Latham of his plans to turn the group into a truly pan-European operator.

Problem_solvingFirms have been queueing up to announce they will not charge clients for external securities research. But when MiFID II goes live, it will not be the end of the story. Fiona Rintoul reports.

What do two senior asset management economists and a McKinsey expert think about the world economy now and in the next few decades?

BlondAfter a period of outperformance in 2016, Catherine Lafferty asks if the value factor has gone out of fashion.

Smart Beta aims to increase diversification and improve risk management, whilst seeking to capture new sources of performance.

CheckAs asset managers face further pressure to carry out checks that used to be left to banks, Know-your-customer processes are industrialising. By Fiona Rintoul.

Fruit_and_vegCapital is flowing into private equity at a rate not seen for years. Catherine Lafferty asks if this is a worrying sign of a bubble.

Great_wall_of_ChinaInfrastructure is still not a mainstream asset class, but the Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association has mapped out a path to acceptability, writes Eugene Zhuchenko.

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