Magazine Issues»September 2017

Rio_de_JaneiroIts stock market rocketed last year, but Brazil is dogged by problems and should be viewed with caution, says Neville Shaw of Mirabaud Asset Management. 

Russian_forestThere is a potential 35% upside for Russian equities in the next 12 months, argues Tim McCarthy of VTB Capital Investment Management.

Regulation_strugglesThe Priips deadline is rapidly approaching. Nicholas Pratt finds that work still needs to be done on managing the enormous volumes of data involved.

Pasta_dishMiFID II and PRIIPs are looming. Due to come into force from January next year, these regulations will place great demands on the entire fund supply chain. Paolo Brignardello of Fundsquare asks: how can asset managers comply and provide all the necessary documentation efficiently?

Regulation_burdenAnita Metzger, Strategic Analyst at BNP Paribas Securities Services, considers the challenges of managing MiFID II and PRIIPS investor information rules in tandem with each other.

YahtETFs brought emerging markets within reach of a much wider pool of investors – but what investors get out of these ETFs depends on what the indices contain. Catherine Lafferty looks at two market-leading benchmarks.

Investor interest in European equities has been growing rapidly in recent months. ETFs can be an excellent way to gain cost-effective exposure to the return potential of the European stock markets.

PitfallsComplexity is one potential difficulty with alternative credit, a newer type of asset class that is more popular in a low-yield environment. Gabriella Kindert of NN Investment Partners discusses how investors can mitigate these risks.