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Investors seeking high alpha should look to concentrated strategies, according to Andrew Arbuthnott, head of large cap European equity at Pioneer Investments and lead manager of Pioneer Funds Top European Players.
Amundi came to the market for exchange-traded funds later than some competitors, but it has grown its market share, due to innovation and low fees, to reach the fourth position in the European ETF providers ranking, says Valerie Baudson, global head of ETF and index solutions.
As ETF providers face a maze of operating challenges in the European market, Fiona Moore of Northern Trust tells Funds Europe how asset servicers can help steer them to their goals.
Quality income stocks is an attractive new equity asset class which has grown out of the uncertainties in the markets in the past five years. FranÃ§ois Millet of Lyxor explains.
The largest net inflow for two decades to the small cap Russell 2000® Index occurred earlier this year. Gareth Parker, senior director, Index Research, Design & Development of Russell Investments, tells Funds Europe how this index fits into long-term portfolios and in what environment it is likely to outperform in the shorter term.
Asset security has overtaken efficiency as the main concern of Clearstream's fund clients, says Philippe Seyll, head of investment fund services and member of the executive board. The company is expanding its funds business, but hurdles remain on initiatives such as using funds as collateral.