December-January 2017

OPINION: A bloody nose

Are we getting used to seismic political events? It begins to seem so. The ‘no’ result in the Italian referendum on December 4 wasn’t...

US ELECTION: All eyes on the White House

Donald Trump’s victory has fund managers gripping their seats. The only question is ‘what next?’ Fiona Rintoul asks fund managers for their thoughts. Odious. A...

EMERGING MARKETS: Falling like Brics, flying like eagles

Against the recent emerging markets revival, the number of Brics fund closures has increased. Kit Klarenberg asks if this suggests developing regions are no...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Beyond uncertainty

Adeline Ng, head of Asia fixed income for BNP Paribas Investment Partners, discusses Asia’s bond markets in light of Trump’s victory. Are Asian bonds still...

ASIAN FIXED INCOME: Can markets Trump policy?

Asian local currency bonds have offered a yield pick-up over US treasury bonds this year. However, following the US election, David Stevenson asks if...

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDTABLE: The re-emergence

2016 was the year emerging markets returned to the spotlight, as they regained ground since the 2012 sell-off. Funds Europe asked our panel if...

EMERGING MARKETS: Our neighbourhood

Following the FTSE upgrade of Palestine to frontier market status, Fiona Rintoul speaks to Palestinian and Israeli investors who let business rather than politics...

HONG KONG: Close to an ocean of money

The Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme was a hot topic of discussion at an asset management briefing in Hong Kong. Alan Chalmers reports. Hong Kong...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Down, but not out

In our final survey of fund professionals’ attitudes towards emerging markets in conjunction with Amundi, investors seem certain about which regions and assets offer...

INTERVIEW: ‘It is what it is’

Jeff Conway, regional chief executive for State Street, talks to David Stevenson about regulation and how the firm will handle the challenge of tech...

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