Magazine Issues»June 2014

Keith HaleAs major regulations reach the implementation stage, the industry is finally looking beyond compliance and to new investment opportunities. Keith Hale of Multifonds speaks about how a more efficient systems infrastructure will be key in pursuing these ambitions.

Wind farmReal assets, such as property and renewable energy, are evolving into a mainstream asset class as institutional investors look for alternative investments post-financial crisis, says Stuart MacDonald, of Aquila Capital.

Wall streetInstitutional investors have long been aware of the negative effects of high-frequency trading and have traded large size orders in HFT-free zones for some time, says Mark Pumfrey, of Liquidnet.

MonacoAs senior executives from across the funds industry prepare for the FundForum International conference, we ask top individuals what will be the hot topics.

Euro signHow will Ucits V affect the fund industry? Will emerging market assets rebound? And what asset classes have gained the most inflows this year? George Mitton asks the experts.

Companies are seeking cost-effective and high quality risk management solutions, a nearshore location, such as Northern Ireland can deliver both, says Robert Magee of Invest Northern Ireland.

BanknotesFunds Europe examines the most interesting funds recently unvieled and profiles several including offerings from Smith & Williamson, Jupiter, Amundi, Ashburton and Pimco.

HammockIn the first of a two-part article, Felix Goltz, of Edhec-Risk Institute analyses the usage of ETFs in Europe and their satisfaction rates. He also looks at the outlook for the success of smart beta.