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Pensions infrastructure platform has new chairman

The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has appointed Tony Poulter as chair.

Rate rise sparks warning on short duration bond funds

Short duration bond funds may not give investors the protection they seek against rising interest rates, Kames Capital warned investors today.

JPMAM launches short maturity Europe high yield fund

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched a fund that will invest in high yield European corporate bonds but with a duration of no more than five years to maturity.

Mixed reaction to “hard Brexit” plan

The UK funds industry has been digesting prime minister Theresa May’s twelve-point summary of her government’s objectives for the Brexit negotiations, which suggest Britain will leave the EU’s single market.

Uncertainty spells demand for ‘smoothed’ multi-asset, Pru finds

Financial advisers are expected to invest more in “smoothed” multi-asset funds over the next two years as a response to market uncertainty.

UBP and Partners Group combine to launch fund

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has launched an active income fund in partnership with Partners Group.

Fund firms score low in online marketing

BNP Paribas Investment Partners and JP Morgan Asset Management were two of the best asset management firms at online marketing in an industry that is generally poor, a marketing firm claimed.

ETF leaders see challenge to market share

Deutsche Bank, the second largest firm in the European exchange-traded products (ETP) business, has lost market share in a sign of intensified competition in the area of asset management that shoots from record to record.

20% jump in financial services fraud

Nearly 90% of executives in financial services firms experienced fraud last year and the same percentage reported at least one cyber security incident, research shows.

Alliance Trust unveils its “best in class” fund managers

Beleaguered investment trust, Alliance Trust, has revealed the fund managers it will use to manage the firm’s £3.3 billion (€3.7 billion) of assets.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘It is what it is’

Dec 22, 2016

Jeff Conway, regional chief executive for State Street, talks to David Stevenson about regulation and how the firm will handle the challenge of tech disruption.

MASHREQ CAPITAL INTERVIEW: A new direction

Dec 22, 2016

The new chief executive of Mashreq Capital talks to George Mitton about fund launches, management style and why he is the right person for the job.

Roundtables

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE: The re-emergence

Jan 03, 2017

2016 was the year emerging markets returned to the spotlight, as they regained ground since the 2012 sell-off. Funds Europe asked our panel if this appetite will persist in 2017.