Magazine Issues»June 2016

Paul-NorthPaul North, head of product management EMEA at BNY Mellon, looks at how requirements for the new PRIIPS Key Investor Documents and MiFID 2 may overlap.

Index_borardFunds that mimic index returns may be cheap, but they are not simple to run. Kit Klarenberg considers some of the difficulties for index fund providers, whose business is booming.

Nicola-HiggsThe Priips Kid regulation comes into force on December 31 2016 and creates a new EU harmonised framework for the marketing of packaged retail investment and insurance based investment products (Priips) (including most funds).

Lars-DijkstraAt Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

TouchChristophe Olivier and Remy Croisille, of Finaltis, show how the Reverend Thomas Bayes can help deal with the pitfalls of putting Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory into practice.

Hong_KongThere was panic in the markets after data showed that in 2015, China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century. But are investors right to be so bearish?

Francois-PerrinEast Capital recently revamped its China equity fund to be a thematic product focused on the environment. François Perrin tells George Mitton about the new direction.

Stephen_BaylyWhile still in its infancy, blockchain technology is seen by many as shaking up the financial services industry.