Magazine Issues»September 2019

Nick-FitzpatrickRecent figures show that underlying dividend growth is slowing. Are fund managers worried about this? It appears not.

Fiona_RintoulBack in the early 1990s, I visited St Petersburg with a couple of friends. One of them worked for a charity that operated in Russia, and so, to save money, we rented a flat on a St Petersburg housing estate from someone he knew.

Hanneke_SmitsNewton Investment Management chief executive Hanneke Smits, one of the few female heads of a UK fund house, tells Mark Latham that increasing diversity in the asset management industry will lead to better decision-making.

StallionUnderlying dividend growth of 4.6% may be good enough to support the popular equity income sector, and Japan is starting to play a bigger role. Fiona Rintoul reports.

Bill_PriestThe co-founder of Epoch Investment Partners tells Nick Fitzpatrick why tapping into the subscription economy through one of the tech sector’s largest companies is such a turnoff.

Dot_com_baloonExposure to blockchain is difficult to gain through stock markets, but the ETF world has responded to the challenge. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Growing_plantJeroen Bos of NN Investment Partners says making a positive impact with esg principles can help boost financial returns.

Silke_BernardDespite the European Parliament adopting new rules on the cross-border distribution of funds, the ultimate goal of a single European market for investment funds remains, in spite of the availability of marketing passports, far from complete.

Maxime AertsTaking a holistic approach to data management and a wider view of data spaces in fund distribution will reconcile the needs of transparency and efficiency. By Maxime Aerts, Chief Operating Officer at Fundsquare.

London Square MileFunds Europe explains The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), part of the UK financial regulator’s plan to improve culture, governance and accountability within financial services companies.