November 2015 Synopsis

Editorial Synopsis
November 2015

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France: Industry report
France is home to many major names in asset management and investor services. In this special report Funds Europe looks at trends in the French industry, including investor appetite and regulatory drivers.

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Environmental, social, governance investing

What does the VW emissions scandal mean for ESG investing? While the scandal highlights the importance of ESG criteria to a company's future prospects, it also reveals potential weaknesses in the data. Not all ESG analysts picked up the problem. Does ESG analysis need to be revised in the wake of the scandal?

contact Fiona Rintoul: [email protected]


Equity investors have faced a fresh round of uncertainty in recent weeks, primarily due to events in the Chinese market. Funds Europe looks at the outlook for returns and volatility for European and global equity investors.

contact Hugo Cox: [email protected]

Fund technology

An industry group of post-trade services providers claims to have developed a new automated messaging framework for alternative funds. Funds Europe examines whether this could really transform hedge fund processing for the better.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Broker research

EU rules on separating fund managers payments for execution and broker research are due to be finalised. Funds Europe looks at the implications for participants and the steps they should take.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]


ETF Report 2015
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Funds Europe Awards

Ceremony at the Tower of London, 26th November 2015


executive interviews, regular features, including fund launches and people moves

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