fixed income

Jan 08, 2013

SweetsChina and Brazil exchange-traded funds are reaching critical mass, driven by increasing investor sophistication. Muriel Oatham finds that emerging markets have become a bigger part of people's portfolios in recent years, but Bric funds may provide limited diversification benefits.

Jan 08, 2013

Waving flagThe number of fixed income exchange-traded funds has grown, helped by investors seeking lower risk investments and diversification away from active funds. Muriel Oatham asks whether products are really new and innovative if providers are using ideas from America.

Jan 08, 2013

The growth of exchange-traded funds has been steady for the past three years. But according to our panel, new products are being launched with a closer eye on risk and perfomance components. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jan 08, 2013

Valerie BaudsonAmundi Group has brought innovation to the ETF world without breaking the golden rules of transparency and liquidity, says Valerie Baudson.

Jan 08, 2013

Francois MilletInvestors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.

Dec 18, 2012

BooksFrom demographic data to farms and forests, the range of subjects sovereign bond managers must understand seems to be growing, writes George Mitton.

Dec 18, 2012

Mike-NiedermeyerCrossing the Atlantic is a challenge for asset managers, no matter on which side the home port is. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to Mike Niedermeyer of Wells Fargo Asset Management, which strengthened its European product range this year with several new additions.

Dec 18, 2012

Emerging marketsIn the past three years a number of emerging market bond funds hit the market. Performance of this asset class has been good, but fund flows have yo-yoed between vehicles investing in local and hard currency debt. George Mitton reports.

Dec 18, 2012

Greg SaichinHigher yields do not always mean grossly higher risks, says Pioneer Investments' Greg Saichin. He tells Funds Europe why cautious investors should look at this fixed income asset class.

Dec 17, 2012

Arrow up 2Global exchange-traded product (ETP) flows continued at a record-setting pace with $219 billion (€166.4 billion) through November, according to BlackRock's latest ETP Landscape report.

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