Magazine Issues»September 2016

Fiona_RintoulIn the departure lounge at Geneva airport this week, I was struck by just how facile the advertisements for Swiss watches have become.

SandcastleSome European institutional investors remain confident about UK property investment, a much-troubled sector since the EU referendum, finds Kit Klarenberg.

Rushing_for_exitUK asset managers took to the Ucits passport like ducks to water, but now Britain has voted to leave the European Union, they could find themselves deported from the continent. Kit Klarenberg investigates.

BullseyeClarity and agreement about ‘product governance’ topics under MiFID II are needed so that the directive does not become a barrier to investment, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Hugh-PrendergastThinking about investments in terms of beating a specific market benchmark has served many very well in the past, but that does not mean such an approach will be appropriate in the future.

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.

MIFID_II_panelThe potential impact of MiFID II on product governance led to lively discussions at the Euroclear/Funds Europe roundtable, with one likely challenge in particular concentrating participants’ minds.

Copacabana_BeachDavid Stevenson looks at where bond investors, starved of yields because of central banks, are finding returns. Two areas are Latin America and, of course, high yield – though the latter has been hit by defaults.

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