Opinion

Space technology and other themes in Germany’s surging venture capital industry

Thanks to government support, Germany’s venture capital scene is surging. Matias Collan, of ACE Alternatives, highlights some emerging investment themes.  Amidst Germany's continued prominence in...

What’s holding transition finance back?

Many governments, asset owners, and other bodies claim to share a common goal in achieving net zero. But current strategies to propel transition finance...

Solutions for fee pressures in private markets

Creative solutions around fees can help private capital managers stand out in a tough environment, say Harriet Miller and Jade Allman of Macfarlanes. The private...

Generative AI and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

In the race to evolve AI, tech giants are copying each other and seem to have joined an unpredictable race which could jeopardise their...

EM debt “still primed to deliver alpha in 2024”

Emerging markets sovereign debt, as an asset class, is still set to deliver strong performance for 2024, says Polina Kurdyavko, head of emerging markets...

Can the Inflation Reduction Act withstand election year politics?

A Republican win could threaten the clean energy-supporting Inflation Reduction Act. But fully undoing it would be complex and some Republicans even see the...

Why the funds industry is so bad at creating a utility

A central utility to help standardise operations and speed up data processing in cross-border European funds has largely alluded the industry for many years....

Dividend payments via cheque must go

There are investors, even today, who are still waiting for paper cheques in the post to receive their dividends. This must stop, says Chris...

Poland: Europe’s emerging market success story

Strange to think of an emerging market country in Europe, perhaps, but with GDP per capita at almost half the EU average, Ed Butchart...

ESG – flash in the pan, or here to stay?

ESG in real estate is here to stay. Fund managers, investors and landlords know there's no hiding from it, says Lawrie Cunningham, director, and...

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