investment strategy

May 13, 2016

BondsWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Apr 07, 2016

AdvisorThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has underlined the importance of asset managers meeting investors’ expectations, after identifying examples of unclear product descriptions and inadequate governance and oversight in the industry.

Mar 16, 2016

FearThe ‘VIX trade’ could become relevant again if volatility continues to rise, and a particular Lyxor ETF would benefit. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the ‘fear’ index and its investable offshoot, Enhanced Roll.

Feb 15, 2016

BelgiumM&G Investments has raised €265 million for a continental European real estate “sale and leaseback” portfolio that includes properties in Belgium and Portugal.

Feb 12, 2016

Back to schoolFollowing a difficult start to the year, David Stevenson looks at theories such as Eugene Fama’s efficient markets hypothesis to see if they provide any guidance.

Feb 12, 2016

Production lineA fund launch can be fragmented and potentially expensive, but processing specialists have sought to bring costs down and take market share from law firms in recent years. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Jan 28, 2016

Warning signSenior financial services executives say that regulations, which have been introduced in huge quantities in response to the financial crisis, may not be promoting stability.

Jan 15, 2016

John DeweyAviva’s global asset management wing, Aviva Investors, has made inroads to bulking up its outcome investment capabilities with the appointment of John Dewey.

Jan 04, 2016

Europe map starsDespite the European Central Bank’s (ECB) failure to introduce a large stimulus package at Christmas – which caused shares to slide – the S&P Europe 350 still managed to return 8.6% for the year.

Nov 30, 2015

China bicyclesPictet Asset Management has expanded its Total Return fund range with the launch of PTR-Phoenix, an equity market neutral fund investing in Asia.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: This is the year

Feb 16, 2017

Mark Weeks, head of ETF Securities, reflects on Brexit’s trampling of the FTSE and tells Nick Fitzpatrick he hopes to see stock and bond inflows top commodities for the first time this year.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Feb 16, 2017

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE: The re-emergence

Jan 03, 2017

2016 was the year emerging markets returned to the spotlight, as they regained ground since the 2012 sell-off. Funds Europe asked our panel if this appetite will persist in 2017.