July/August 2015 Synopsis

Editorial Synopsis July/August 2015 In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email Switzerland
Funds Europe hosts a roundtable event in Zurich that looks at the latest developments in Swiss asset management and fund distribution. Invitation only

The outcome of the UK’s May general election means there will probably be an “in/out” referendum on UK membership of the EU.What would a ‘Brexit’ mean for the countries on both sides, and how would their equity markets be affected? contact Alix Robertson: [email protected]
Currency hedging

Central bank policies after the financial crisis smoothed foreign exchange swings but volatility has now returned. Funds Europe looks at the risks that have raised the profile for currency hedging in recent weeks. contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Exchange-traded funds

After the rush into European ETFs following the announcement of quantitative easing, inflows have since started to slow.Has someone taken the punchbowl fromthe party,or is there still an appetite for European equity ETFs? contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Real estate fund administration

The outsourcing of real estate fund administration is on the increase but is this because the third-party services and administration platforms have come of age, or is it simply down to cost pressure? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]
Funds Europe Awards

As we begin our awards selection process, the July issue will give entry and deadline details.  
executive interviews, regular features, including fund launches and people moves Download the PDF version here

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.