Magazine Issues»July-August 2020

Nick_FitzpatrickPrivate equity-owned firms have certain structural advantages that are said to make them better at coping with crises than non-private equity-owned firms. These may include sponsors who can provide access to capital and impart expert business advice.

Fiona_RintoulHSBC and Standard Chartered are among finance houses that have supported the security law in China, while some asset managers have disapproved of it. China's power may mean that investors are engaging in double-think over the totalitarian regime, says Fiona Rintoul.

With global dry powder at a record $1.5 trillion, is the Covid crisis simply an opportunity for private equity firms to snap up firms on the cheap, or will the decade-long rise of private equity in Europe finally start to slow? By Mark Latham.

SVM Asset Management believes its response to the FCA's new Assessment of Value regime exceeded basic requirements. Bob Currie talks to the firm’s founder, independent directors and certain staff to find out how.

Recently, Esma said funds were overcharging retail investors and urged more consistency on fees across the EU. What will this mean for UK asset managers once the Brexit transition is over? Alex Rolandi reports.

Net_asset_valueThe market turmoil in March saw bond ETF prices again veer from their net asset values. Fund management firm Invesco thinks it’s time to reassess how NAVs are produced, writes Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sionic’s managing partner and co-head of the asset management practice, Paul Sutton, and Ashley Sheen, director in its asset management practice, weigh up the opportunities for asset managers and service providers arising from the adoption of a common technology platform for their end-to-end investment value chain.

Only a few US small-cap stocks are worth picking – but they produce outsized returns compared to the many ‘zombie’ companies in their universe, Eagle Asset Management’s Matt McGeary and Jason Wulff told a Funds Europe webinar.

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