Magazine Issues»October 2019

James_SquiresHaving grown in popularity during a long bull market, most multi-asset strategies have yet to be fully tested. Baillie Gifford investment manager James Squires argues that could be about to change, and that it will be the well-diversified, flexible approaches that will be most valuable to investors.

Amy_ChoAmy Cho, Schroders’ Hong Kong chief executive and regional head of intermediary clients, tells Romil Patel about Hongkongers’ love of investing, staying nimble in a volatile market and following ESG principles.

Neal_CapecciWhy Asian fixed income makes sense in the face of rising inequality. By Neal Capecci, CFA, Managing Director, Fixed Income – Portfolio Manager, Pan-Asia Bonds, Manulife investment Management.

Office_buildingsInvestment funds in the UK will imminently face greater scrutiny from independent directors and distributors about the value they provide. How are firms tackling this ‘Assessment of Value’ rule?

ValueA survey by Funds Europe and DataLend highlights the importance of independent securities lending data.

PumpkinsLondon and Frankfurt clearing houses are battling for post-Brexit euro derivatives business. Nicholas Pratt considers where UK asset managers may be putting their flows.

Robin_DabydeenIn April, radical changes to UK tax law came into force, levelling the playing field for resident and non-resident investment funds by bringing foreign entities within the charge of UK tax on the disposal of land.

Hong_Kong_lightsFrom the growing-pains of digital, to the old war wounds of regulatory compliance, custodians are “acting with urgency”. Nicholas Pratt reports on our 2019 custody survey.