Jun 01, 2010

ashcloudWe are back in uncertain territory, writes Darren Williams, senior European economist at AllianceBernstein. Indeed. If ever we left such climes, which I'm not sure we did.

May 19, 2010

OneWayAs the outlook for European markets falters, with Greece, Portugal and Spain hitting headlines, contrarian investors tempted to make the most of the current environment are being warned against it.

May 19, 2010

amsterdamGermany and Greece have the lowest level of discretionary investment in Europe and instead invest greater amounts of money in collective funds. 

May 19, 2010

FortressLuxembourg-domiciled fund assets rose by 24% to €1,924.5bn over the year to the end of 2009, up from €1,548.1bn in 2008, according to Lipper FMI.

May 19, 2010

househunterSmall and medium UK pension funds are increasingly using non-listed real estate to access overseas investment, according to Inrev, a European association for investors in non-listed real estate funds.

May 18, 2010

bvi_germanflagA storm is brewing in the German open-ended property fund market. Open-ended property funds, which have nearly €90bn under management in Germany and have long been a mainstay of the fund management industry there, are coming under pressure from Germany's ministry of finance to implement radical reforms.