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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.
The transposition of the AIFMD strengthens Luxembourg's competitiveness and provides asset managers with numerous new business opportunities, says Isabel Hog-Jensen of ALFI.
Against a volatile market backdrop, “investing in multi-asset products is one of the most effective ways to enhance risk-adjusted returns’’, according to Matteo Germano, global head of Pioneer Investments' €70 billion multi-asset strategies.
The wave of fund management regulation seen in recent years has raised new challenges for the industry. Bob Kneip, chief executive at KNEIP, argues that the obligations brought on by regulation can indeed be opportunities.