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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Sponsored articles

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

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.