Magazine Issues»October 2019

Nick-FitzpatrickJust as multi-asset funds puzzle out where to place their assets in a challenging market, they are also puzzling out how to get their message across.

Fiona_RintoulThe world seems to be turned upside-down right now. A gimlet-eyed teenager looks more focused and mature than the septuagenarian US president.

Michael_GruenerMichael Gruener, BlackRock’s head of Emea Wealth, tells Mark Latham about ‘Schumpeter’s gale’ and the European ambitions of the world’s largest asset manager.

Atari_gamesIn the past, games were played with sticks and stones; today games have evolved to bits and bytes. Since icons like Atari introduced the first videogames, a multibillion industry has emerged.

ESGErratic multi-asset flows signal how investors struggle with unusual markets and the promises of diversification. To prosper, these funds must explain themselves better, finds Fiona Rintoul.

No-one genuinely expects multi-asset funds to keep up with equities in strong bull markets, our panel is told. So don’t give up on diversification.

Clourful_doorsFor many investors, diversification is a characteristic near the top of their portfolio wishlist. And rightly so. Until recently, though, small-scale investors were limited in how they went about achieving it.

Global tradeGlobal trade disputes underpin how multi-asset funds are positioning themselves between equities and bonds, finds Alex Rolandi.


Thought leadership


What should investors expect in 2024?

For the year ahead we expect lower growth, lower inflation and limited interest rate easing. Find out more in AXA IM’s Outlook 2024.

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Why are managers switching fund administrator?

13% of alternative fund managers are looking to switch their fund administrator over the next 18 months. Find out why.



This whitepaper outlines key challenges impeding the growth of private markets and explores how technological innovation, when bolstered by the operational experience and global reach of FMIs, can provide solutions to unlock access to private market funds for a growing investor base.


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Executive Video Interviews

Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage

Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.

Insights from State Street

Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.

Unlocking access to private markets

Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.

Sustainable investing in the DC world

Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.



Watch our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets. 

In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.