Magazine Issues»December-January 2015

BarometerLow interest rates and quantitative easing are there to foster growth. But the custodians see another side of the story. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to custody heads about countering revenue pressure.

GlassesTransparency of advisor fees, an aim of regulators everywhere, is increasing professionalism in retail financial advice. But the shift is a painful one. A panel of advisors met to discuss why.

ExamResearch of advisors globally reveals how the industry feels about its changing landscape. There is much uncertainty, of course, but one thing is clear: advisors are not fretting about examinations.

GemsInvestors are looking for alternative sources of income as traditional streams come under pressure. But obtaining returns is getting more risky.

Consistently high returns from 105-year-old stocks show there is an important, often neglected, factor at play for determining quality companies. 

Bernard TancreBernard Tancré tells Funds Europe why the availability of ETFs on Vestima will extend access to this fund type to a larger and new group of investors. 

Building blocksThe European ETF industry is counting down to a new milestone, reaching $500 billion of assets under management, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. But where are the defenders of active management?

Chemical elementService providers can be strong partners in helping fund managers to become more efficient. Renaud Breyer and John Beavers of EY Luxembourg outline key elements in making relationships work.