Magazine Issues»December 2021

Nick_FitzpatrickInflation is now a major talking point in asset management after hitting a 30-year high in the US. Price increases are seen across the board, in services, goods, food and energy.

Elizabeth_PfeutiIf you want something to be successful, make it easy for someone to use. Drive-through restaurants, remote controls and tea bags all make everyday tasks a teeny bit less laborious.

Stop_signThe industry may have been “delighted” by the recent postponement of new settlement rules, but it still has to get to grips with the prospect of fines for failed trades. David Whitehouse reports.

White_boxThe rise in AI investing parallels a growing need to understand how computers make decisions, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Edward_GlynGreater connectivity through technology will spur on cross-border fund investment, says Calastone’s Edward Glyn, who discusses future trends in distribution based on a recent survey.

Jordan_Harwood_and_Zhanying_Li“Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) continues to be a key component within many institutional fixed income portfolios, providing the potential for capital growth, diversification and particularly income, relative to developed market rates.” says Jordan Harwood, Vice President, iShares UK Asset Owner Specialist (pictured left).

Infrastructure_roundtable_December_2021Government spending at a time of economic crisis, as well as the heightened sense of ‘green’ investing, are both drivers for non-listed infrastructure investing. Another is the return of inflation.

Car_for_saleInflation, it seems, is back. What’s causing it and how will central banks react? Lynn Strongin Dodds listens in on the conversation and asks how portfolios might adapt.

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