Editorial Synopsis October 2016
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Liquid alternatives
‘Liquid alternatives’ describes a product set that is increasing its profile. A number of businesses have launched in this area. But what sort of customer are these products suitable for, what are the outcomes meant to be, and how does liquid alts fit into the evolving regulatory landscape?

contact David Stevenson: [email protected]

Investing in gold
The precious metal has seen a strong performance over the past year on the back of uncertainty in wider markets. Funds Europe looks at some of the popular ways of accessing the asset.

contact Kit Klarenberg: [email protected]

Custody banking
Funds Europe asks whether fund management firms should take more interest in their global custodian’s underlying sub-custody net work, perhaps by choosing the sub-custody bank themselves, or insisting on greater optionality in certain markets.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Custody survey & directory
Funds Europe presents our annual survey of custody firms, looking at asset under custody in Europe and the world, and in certain products sets. Plus our 2016 directory of some of the main custody banks.

Supplement: China
China has opened it capital markets even wider to the world recently. The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme joins Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and programmes like ‘QDII’ as a gateway for foreign investors to access China. Funds Europe’s timely report looks at the opportunity.

contact George Mitton: [email protected]

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