Magazine Issues»July-August 2022

China_roundtable_Jul_2022Three China specialists discuss the major uncertainty around the Chinese stock market – although at least one of them, who invests in the wider region, has added to an underweight China position since the start of the year.

Digital_assets_roundtable_July_2022As regulation of digital assets looks set to begin in earnest, our panel of industry experts discusses its potential impact on investment and more.

In the past couple of decades, I have heard the term “fair value” countless times. From fund managers explaining why they have bought/sold a security or asset, to those who defend the fees they charge investors or other clients for services.

Nick_FitzpatrickFrance has one of the world’s most sophisticated asset management industries. With firms predominantly based in a city whose name is almost synonymous with carbon neutrality, it is fitting that domestic regulatory ambitions could see funds distributed in France showing more interest in biodiversity.

SGSS_EIS_2022_CryptoVenture capital funds raised $1 billion a week last year for crypto. This will continue, says Ivan de Lastours (pictured left), of French national investment bank Bpifrance, in an interview at the Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) European Investor Summit with Laurent Marochini, head of innovation at SGSS.

Finish_lineMany of Europe’s biggest ETF providers are French, but they may need to develop their bond ranges to topple BlackRock’s iShares at the pan-European level. Peter Taberner reports.

Shanghai_streetDavid Whitehouse explores the global implications of new voluntary guidelines developed by insurer Ping An and other Chinese companies.

Hong_Ma_and_Stanislas_HaurensEU proposals that should make ELTIF fund structures more accessible could prove particularly helpful for asset managers in France who target retail investors, say Ngoc-Hong Ma and Stanislas Haurens of Linklaters, Paris.