April 2016

US BONDS: Running out of energy

After two years of dire performance, fund managers are feeling better about the US high yield bond sector, but only when energy firms are...

DEFINED CONTRIBUTIONS: Dealing with loss aversion

DC plan design has evolved to incentivise younger people to get into the savings habit and remain invested, even through difficult market conditions. Nick...

HEDGE FUNDS: The resurrection of merger arbitrage

Merger arbitrage, an original darling of hedge fund strategies, has gone through some tough times. With Ucits versions of the strategy liquidating, David Stevenson...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Focusing on factors

Amundi is a pioneering force in the smart beta market. The firm’s specialist analysis of market dynamics has resulted in the development of a...

SMART BETA: The madding crowd

Some of the original architects of smart beta are anxious about the market becoming overcrowded. Should investors be too? Kit Klarenberg investigates. The ascent of...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Certainty around fund management substance

As was highlighted at last month’s Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference, for which Funds Europe was a media partner, 2015 proved to be...

LEGAL EASE: The impact of Brexit on fund management

June 23 looms large and there is significant consideration being given within the asset management industry to what its impact might be. As post-Brexit...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Multi asset – so long to the silos

Nathan Travell of Milestone Group examines the rise of multi-asset investment solutions and the need to break down the operating silos that constrain efficient...

FUND ADMINISTRATION: Alternative lifestyles

Alternative funds are increasingly en vogue with institutional investors thanks to tighter regulation and greater oversight. Nicholas Pratt looks at how fund administrators are...

CROSS-BORDER FUND ADMINISTRATION: Raising liquids in Ireland and Luxembourg

Two fund structures that asset managers may want their administrators to support are Ireland’s Icav and Luxembourg’s Raif, which each country has developed to...

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