Magazine Issues»December-January 2016

LightsThe past two years have seen a spate of consolidations among asset managers, particularly in the boutique space. David Stevenson finds out why.

Ligia_TorresLigia Torres, head of emerging markets at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, discusses her firm’s core philosophy and investment strategies.

emerging marketsWith developed market bond yields at historically low levels, David Stevenson asks how attractive Asian bonds are compared to other emerging markets.

Adeline_NgAdeline Ng, head of Asia fixed income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, sees positive fundamentals in the region’s bond markets.

social mediaPotential investors under 50 are not being served by platforms, leaving a wide gap for disruptive firms – or innovative asset managers – to fill. In many ways, the social media revolution is messing with traditional business models, writes Fiona Rintoul.

China_roundtable_Dec_2015After a turbulent year for the Chinese stock market, Funds Europe’s panel of experts in Beijing discusses the economy, domestic retail funds, the high-net-worth sector, Stock Connect and the future of the renminbi. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick and Alan Chalmers.

Paul_NorthAs we move towards 2016, firms across the financial industry will be setting out their budgets and plans for the year ahead – and it seems clear that market infrastructure, new regulations and tax changes will play a bigger role than ever in influencing and shaping that planning process.

Central AmericaCarlos Samaniego is the assistant vice-president at Banco General Valores in Panama. As part of our Investec Global Distributor Insight series, in association with Investec Asset Management, he speaks to Funds Europe about Central American distribution.

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