Magazine Issues»April 2016

Distribution2The FCA has criticised financial advisers for the way they select fund platforms. Kit Klarenberg hears what the platform industry has to say about that.

Fabio di GiansantePioneer Investments believes its market neutral European Equity strategy is differentiated from competition due to a team approach to finding alpha across 13 different alpha sources.

BatteryAfter two years of dire performance, fund managers are feeling better about the US high yield bond sector, but only when energy firms are stripped out. David Stevenson reports.

Kid coinsDC plan design has evolved to incentivise younger people to get into the savings habit and remain invested, even through difficult market conditions. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at innovations in the UK.

ProppingMerger arbitrage, an original darling of hedge fund strategies, has gone through some tough times. With Ucits versions of the strategy liquidating, David Stevenson asks if there is still any interest.

Amundi is a pioneering force in the smart beta market. The firm’s specialist analysis of market dynamics has resulted in the development of a range of solutions that can deliver superior risk/return profiles than those offered by traditional cap-weighted solutions. 

CrowdSome of the original architects of smart beta are anxious about the market becoming overcrowded. Should investors be too? Kit Klarenberg investigates.

Geoff CookAs was highlighted at last month’s Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference, for which Funds Europe was a media partner, 2015 proved to be another strong year for Jersey’s funds industry, with business flows suggesting that the international funds community continues to respond well to Jersey’s approach to market developments.