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In 2007, Amundi deployed the Minimum Variance strategy for its first client. The following summer, equities collapsed. The client, naturally, was happy to have survived the rout. “It was fantastic market timing,” says Melchior Dechelette.
Silica is one of the largest third-party administrators in South Africa, owned by Investec Asset Management.
Claude Noesen of Credit Suisse Fund Services looks at how the European fund industry is responding to the deluge of regulatory changes and the large number of fund structures.
European ETFs are regaining momentum though more investor focus on administration is likely, says Liam Butler, of Northern Trust.
Amundi Group has brought innovation to the ETF world without breaking the golden rules of transparency and liquidity, says Valerie Baudson.
Investors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.