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In mid-July, ESMA, the EU securities regulator, published an opinion paper suggesting national competent authorities (NCAs) should take a tougher line on policing the asset management sector, adding to the increasingly negative Brexit predictions about the UK’s financial services industry.
The bond bull market has supported returns from traditional balanced portfolios over the past 30 years. But with bond yields at extremely low levels the bull market could well be coming to an end, meaning this tailwind could transform into a headwind in the coming years.
Unigestion’s Cross Asset Solutions team believe that multi asset strategies with a strong emphasis on downside protection are the key to navigating through different market environments.
Smart Beta aims to increase diversification and improve risk management, whilst seeking to capture new sources of performance.
Satvinder Singh of Deutsche Bank reflects on what the changes in the securities industry over the past decade have taught us about creating a sustainable future.
Funds Europe talks to Ken Tregidgo about the potential of the blockchain and Calastone’s plan to provide easy access.