May 2014 synopsis

Editorial Synopsis May 2014 In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email
  Spanish asset management
Fund Europe looks at asset management in one of the hardest hit Eurozone economies, but for which now hopes of a healthy recovery are high contact Nick Fitzpatrick: [email protected] Bonds
Absolute return and multi-bond funds are increasing their appeal for investors. So what have these portfolio managers got to say about two other areas of important interest: high yield, and emerging market debt? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected] Behavioural finance
The behavioural finance discipline helps illuminate how the investment decision-making process is influenced by cognitive factors. So does it have much to tell us about recent market behaviour? Also, how can investors’ awareness of their own cognitive bias help them become better investors? contact Fiona Rintoul: [email protected] Regulation
The European Parliament elections take place between 22-25 May. Funds Europe looks at how the outcome might affect the regulatory landscape surrounding fund managers, such as a proposed
cap on fund manager pay? contact George Mitton: [email protected] Exchange-traded funds
Funds Europe looks at how ETFs behaved in the recent emerging market bounce and also at the Eurozone where there have been persistent hopes of recovery contact Stefanie Eschenbacher: [email protected] Alternatives & hedge fund administration
Funds Europe examines the ongoing consolidation in the HFA sector and the implications for hedge fund managers and investors. Is there a reduction in choice? Are some acquisitions merely defensive, offering hedge funds little benefit? And what will be the effect on fees? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]   PLUS our executive interview, regular features, columns and news briefing
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