Sep 07, 2015

PensionandkeyFTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could have 90% of their portfolios invested in bonds a decade from now.

Sep 07, 2015

Signing contractStamford Associates, a UK investment consultancy, has partnered with a French investment marketing firm to increase its business among European wealth managers.

Sep 02, 2015

Andrew McCafferyAberdeen Asset Management has launched the liquid alternatives portfolio, first mentioned in Funds Europe's April issue, making it one of the world’s largest multi-managers in this field.

Aug 12, 2015

uncertaintyThe European Securities and Markets Association (Esma) update on the functioning of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport regime and its potential for extension to third party AIFMs has been deemed inconclusive.

Aug 10, 2015

Calssification1The European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (Inrev) has called on the European Commission to consider reducing the complexity and cost of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) for real estate fund managers.

Jul 30, 2015

SwitzerlandAlternative investment funds (AIFs) from the US, Hong Kong and Singapore will not be granted a licence to market their funds in the EU for the time being.

Jul 29, 2015

MegacityWith cities growing at a rapid rate, Fiona Rintoul examines the urbanisation megatrend behind real estate and other investments.

Jul 29, 2015

An industry initiative aims to create a Swiss ‘Silicon Valley’ for asset management. But in a roundtable discussing the industry’s future, we start with retrocessions, which have been the focus of much attention in Switzerland’s banking sector. 

Jul 29, 2015

Stephen KavanaghStephen Kavanagh has been at the helm of independent financial adviser Chase de Vere since 2010. He says the company will remain independent.

Jul 29, 2015

Breaking chainThe AIFMD may hold depositaries liable for lost assets in the sub-custody chain. But Nicholas Pratt discovers the debate on liability risk is still raging over grey areas.