Magazine Issues»November 2015

Richard GarlandShouldn’t pressure to be more fee-transparent influence advisors to lower their charges? Richard Garland, a distribution leader at Investec Asset Management, offers an insight into why this does not always happen.

ShanghaiDespite the volatility of the summer, China remains a great opportunity for investors that can take a long-term view.

BridgeInvestors are fidgety about central banks’ policies, especially the prospect of a rate rise in the US. But they should look beyond the macro ‘noise’ and take a patient approach.

TabletBaby-boomers hold the most wealth – but advisors know they must act to connect with the next generation of millennials. Funds Europe, in association with Investec Asset Management, reports on the Investec Global Advisor Forum held in London recently.

ShadowsThe asset management industry could harness mass customisation to bring premium products to a larger audience, says Hans van Houwelingen of NN Investment Partners.

Geoff CookGeoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance, explains how Jersey has offered a mature response to regulatory changes affecting International Financial Centres.

Laurence ApplegateIn many joint ventures, the shareholders’ agreement will remain silent on how the future funding needs of a joint venture will be satisfied.

It’s time for asset managers to lead the pack in digital media, not merely follow. Marketing partnerships now exist to make this possible, says CLS Communication.

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Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

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Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

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Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.