Magazine Issues»Dec 2017-Jan 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickIf bitcoin has crashed by the time you read this magazine, it means our cover story is largely redundant and I apologise…

Fiona_RintoulA recent survey from the insurer Axa shows that many Germans believe the stock market is no better than a casino.

BitcoinFollowing a meteoric 18-fold rise in value this year, Mark Latham asks whether the volatile cryptocurrency – until recently the preserve of geeks and criminals – could become a serious vehicle for institutional investors.

Our panel of experts offer their thoughts on the fast-growing field of smart beta investing and whether it is becoming more of a threat than index tracking to the traditional active management of funds.

Arrows_upAs active fund managers increasingly launch exchange-traded funds, Mark Latham looks at the way ahead for a vehicle that until now has been a byword for low-cost investment.

Wheat_filed_high_yieldPrivate equity investment is back at a high level as investors chase yield. Catherine Lafferty looks at some of the most successful fund closures of recent months and what these funds are targeting.

Cyber_securityRecent cyber security breaches should have alerted private equity firms to the threats facing their portfolio companies, says Michael Corcione of Cordium.

Jersey-based infrastructure funds are set to receive more money from EU investors, our fund structuring survey suggests.

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