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In our final survey of fund professionals’ attitudes towards emerging markets in conjunction with Amundi, investors seem certain about which regions and assets offer the best opportunities – and the best way to access them.
After John Maynard Keynes lost a fortune speculating on currencies, he made a famous quotation about “irrational” markets. Paul North, of BNY Mellon, puts Keynes’ wry witticism in a modern context.
Cross-border fund initiatives are developing across Asia. Tilman Fechter of Clearstream says the key is to identify where the potential flows are, and build the infrastructure around them.
Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm, points to the advantages for both fund managers and end investors of having a jurisdiction-agnostic service provider in the hedge and alternative space – especially post-Brexit.
Luc Biren, head of fund services at Alter Domus in Luxembourg, explains why the Luxembourg-headquartered third-party administrator is attracting assets and people, which is good news for the Grand Duchy as much as it is for the firm.
In a volatile market, investors are increasingly looking for a new approach to equity investing. Smart beta solutions can answer their needs says Alessandro Russo, head of factor investing at Amundi.