Magazine Issues»March 2015

PragueIn light of the intense interest in UK real estate, Orlando Crowcroft looks at how fund managers are diversifying their investments both within the UK’s borders and slightly further afield.

The twin regulatory requirements of greater transparency and asset segregation create tough challenges for distributors, fund managers and their asset servicers. A processing model based on a single omnibus account is looking less and less suitable.

Stream cruiserGlobal equity funds have risen in popularity and managers in this sector have their eyes on diverging economies. Alix Robertson looks at different approaches to the US and Europe and finds that dividends remain a popular theme.

Cotton flowersIt is difficult to invest in commodities using the ever-popular Ucits framework. David Stevenson finds out how investors can access the asset class and whether there’s an appetite for it.

Letzler and PenhallFund investors and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are taking an increasingly tough stance on performance advertising and fee disclosure in 2015. 

PolandA growing level of sophistication about financial instruments in Poland has seen investment and insurance funds grow as a proportion of household savings. There is also an appetite for risk, says Grzegorz Kaliszuk, a manager at Allianz Bancassurance.

RobotData is both an asset and a liability for fund managers. Nicholas Pratt looks at whether managed data services might be a solution.

KAVITHA RAMACHANDRAFunds Europe talks to Maitland’s Kavitha Ramachandran about the firm’s AIFMD services and the post-implementation challenges of the new directive.