April 2015

OPINION: A bit off the money

Does pay matter? This question – which is very much in the news at the moment – is not as easy to answer as...

ALTERNATIVES: The home-country bias

Pension schemes can still invest in offshore alternative funds, but national regulations are making the task harder, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, Aberdeen Asset Management...

INSTITUTIONAL UPDATE: Bulging brackets

Survey after survey points to increased allocations to alternative assets by pension funds, writes Alix Robertson. A plethora of surveys, some of which are considered...

BONDS: Through the looking glass

Yields on sovereign bonds and bank interest rates have moved into negative territory, making the world of fixed income a challenging place to navigate....

FX: Time for a (foreign ex)change

After a number of scandals, confidence in foreign exchange execution is at an all-time low. Nicholas Pratt examines whether it is time for some...

THEMATIC INVESTING: FOOD – Feeding the world

Before long, just feeding the population may require two Earth-sized planets. This makes food a highly important investment theme, as Fiona Rintoul reports.  Among the...

SPONSORED PROFILE: Embracing new sources of return

Funds Europe talks to Pioneer Investments’ Hugh Prendergast about new thinking on asset allocation and risk management and embracing new sources of returns.  Fundamental changes...

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Changing landscapes

Mirae Asset Global Investments has tripled its Ucits assets in two years. Alix Robertson talks to its chief executive in Hong Kong, Jung Ho...

FINTECH: On the home stretch

As financial technology or ‘FinTech’ firms continue to grow in popularity, Alix Robertson looks at the obstacles that lie in the way of implementing...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Rise of alternatives offers Jersey scope to grow

Buoyed by its financial sector’s recent successes, Jersey is ready and willing to build its existing business and expand into new asset classes. Macro trends...

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