May 14, 2020

robotics_automationLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a thematic index fund focusing on robotics and automation.

May 14, 2020

private equityPrivate equity and venture capital fundraising hit €109 billion, up 6% in 2019, and the highest total over the last decade.

May 14, 2020

covidChris Gannatti, head of research at ETF specialist WisdomTree, explains how artificial intelligence is being used to tackle Covid-19.

May 13, 2020

NorwayNorway’s sovereign wealth fund has sold its shares in Glencore, Anglo American and RWE and nine other commodities and utilities firms because they broke fund guidelines on coal use.

May 13, 2020

Etienne_VINCENTOssiam, the smart beta investment specialist and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has appointed Etienne Vincent as head of quantitative strategy and marketing.

May 13, 2020

intertrustFund administration firm Intertrust has appointed Derek Ramage as head of fund operations.


Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

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.