May 22, 2015

Robert Elfström FCF&C Investments, part of BMO Global Asset Management, has expanded its continental European Distribution team with the appointments of Robert Elfström (pictured), Frank Steffen and Carolin Töpfer.

May 22, 2015

Hidetoshi Yanagihara DiamDiam International, the UK arm of Tokyo’s Diam Group, has appointed Hidetoshi Yanagihara (pictured) and Eiichi Watatani as chief executive officer (CEO) and chief investment officer (CIO), respectively, after splitting the previously combined roles.

May 21, 2015

Thumbs down 410Hermes, the fund manager owned by British Telecom Pension Scheme, has struck out at Deutsche Bank’s management board members, saying it lacks confidence in them.

May 21, 2015

OutsorcingMutual funds that outsource their fund management are likely to have lower subscription fees and better performance.

May 21, 2015

Global assetsPioneer Investments recorded inflows of €7.1 billion globally for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, representing more than half of the firm’s total sales in 2014.

May 21, 2015

Business launchInvestment manager Kames Capital has launched two funds as an alternative to the Kames Absolute Return Bond fund, which is no longer being sold to investors.


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.