Magazine Issues»May 2020

TechnologyWith the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Darren_RogersWith the political narrative increasingly driven by populism coupled with the need to address social and economic imbalance and the impact of climate change, the emphasis on sustainability and the social impact of development are becoming increasingly powerful forces in influencing where institutional investment is made.

ShanghaiStrong interest in the emerging market equity during 2019 receded in Q1 2020, perhaps reflecting the shocking change in global events, writes Sean Thompson. But international exposure is still prominent in portfolios.

CoupleFunds Europe’s annual survey of the funds administration sector shows that 2019 was a good year for the industry, but the covid crisis will make 2020 different from anything that has gone before.

Mergers_and_aquisitionsFunds Europe puts questions to senior executives about M&A, fund management priorities and Brexit. Plus, essential figures about some of Europe’s largest administration providers.

Pat_LardnerThe gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.