December/January 2016

Editorial Synopsis
December 2015/January 2016
In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email Fund management industry: Mergers & acquisitions
2015 has seen a host of consolidation among asset managers, particularly in the boutique space. Funds
Europe looks at the drivers for why an investment management business might want to sell itself, and at what motivates acquirers. contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Asian fixed income

With developed market bond yields at historically low levels, how attractive are Asian bonds, both sovereign and corporate, in light of the relative cheapness of their respective currencies? contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Exchange-traded funds

ETFs have continued to break records this year since breaking the $3 trillion of assets under management mark in early 2015. We look at where investors have placed their flows and the drivers for it. contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Alternative fund administration

Funds Europe looks at the administrative issues involved with setting up and maintaining a liquid alternatives fund. How do they differ from other alternative funds and what are the complexities? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Funds Europe will present two roundtables in the December/January edition focusing on the Chinese asset management industry and on investing in India. The roundtables are invite only.    
executive interviews, regular features, including fund launches and people moves Download the PDF version here

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.