Magazine Issues»July-August 2014

Stephen ZinserStephen Zinser, CEO of London's ECM, found traction in the US after selling the firm to Wells Fargo. Now he has to sell Europe to the Americans, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

SpainLoose monetary policy has helped ETFs that target the eurozone. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at deeper reasons for Spain's gains, and asks if Southern Europe has any more rewards to give.

Clearstream conferenceWith Alan Brown of Schroders a keynote speaker at the Clearstream Fund Summit, the conference was able to look at half a decade of industry change.

MacaroonsDiversified growth funds are handy way to spread risk while reducing portfolio volatility. Bit for both DB and DC pension schemes, there are some drawbacks. George Mitton reports.

MonacoFrom poker to self-driving cars, panellists at the funds industry's top European conference discussed all manner of topics. Perhaps one dominated all others, will the conference stay in its current location next year, or move? George Mitton reports.

Human pyramidCorporate governance challenges are forcing managers to make significant changes, says Michael Hornsby, of EY in Luxembourg.

DataGuillaume Fiastre of Taliance looks at why data management is so important in the new regulatory world for alternative investments.

Shires OzanneWhat is a fund? This question may be simple, but it is important to alternative investments because a fund (collective investment scheme) faces a higher level of regulation than a non fund.