Eurozone inflation soars

EurozoneEurozone inflation rose to 3% last month, according to an estimate by Eurostat. Inflation and growth patterns vary considerably across the eurozone as concerns over sovereign creditworthiness of some countries are mounting and leaders have come under pressure to find a solution. The statistical office of the European Union says September’s inflation number is up from 2.5% in August. Eurozone inflation is now well above the European Central Bank’s target of 2%. In a second release, Eurostat said the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the region remained at 10% in August, unchanged compared with July. ©2011 funds europe

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.