investment strategy

Feb 22, 2018

Blockchain_technologyThe global mutual funds industry could save €2.15 billion a year if it moved from the current manual process of fund trading and adopted an online ledger technology known as blockchain, according to a study published today.

Feb 22, 2018

fall in net flowsAxa Investment Managers saw a sharp fall in net inflows last year – but said this had been expected and was in low-margin business.

Feb 22, 2018

global corporate bond fund Capital Group, one of the world’s largest asset managers, has launched an investment grade global corporate bond fund as part of its Luxembourg Ucits offering.

Feb 22, 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickA spate of income funds has already been launched this year, suggesting that demand for this type of product is high and likely to remain so.

Feb 22, 2018

MacaroonsAt a time of continuing low interest rates, some income funds are paying 8%-9% a year against a global equities benchmark of half that amount. Mark Latham examines some of the reasons.

Feb 22, 2018

Miniature_carUS mortgage-backed securities probably make up a large part of your fixed income portfolio, so what happens at the Fed is crucial. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Feb 22, 2018

Layered_coloursRecent closures of so-called ‘CLO 2s’ by Natixis and Axa Investment Managers highlight how securitisation has wound its way back into play in the asset management industry.

Feb 22, 2018

Passive-aggressiveIn our regular market review of exchange-traded funds, Funds Europe looks at which areas are waxing or waning and expectations for 2018.

Feb 22, 2018

Robot_armsThe digital revolution in the asset management sphere has begun in earnest, but will it help basic processes become more automated? Nicholas Pratt asks how effectively this new technology is being applied.

Feb 22, 2018

Geoff_HodgeFunds Europe talks to Milestone Group’s Geoff Hodge about the global technology firm’s practitioner-led philosophy and its role in the European Fundtech Lab.

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