January-February 2020

Majority of stock market investors plan to increase trading activity

More than six out of 10 (62%) stock market investors plan to increase the amount they trade this year, a study has shown. The study...

Editorial: Puzzling over property

A decade ago, a standard real estate investment portfolio was up to 50% exposed to retail properties (in other words shops) - or so...

Opinion: New decade, old problems

A new decade has dawned. The roaring twenties are upon us. The more New Years you see in, the harder it gets to access that...

Fixed income: Bond markets get back on course

2019 saw a bond bonanza but fixed income allocations are likely to be more neutral this year, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. After years of frustration at low...

Fixed income interview: Border to Coast with bonds

Border to Coast, a £45 billion pension fund pool, recently appointed Pimco to manage a multi-credit fund. Daniel Booth, CIO at the scheme, discusses...

Central & Eastern Europe: Bulgarian funds set to bulge

The Czech Republic has seen strong growth in funds and Bulgaria could follow this year – but in general, the CEE funds industry is...

Investment property: Real world investments

Real estate funds are under scrutiny for a lack of liquidity in some vehicles – yet are also hailed as “flavour of the year”....

Real estate: “Open-ended funds don’t suit illiquid assets”

The FCA’s new rules on property funds came out before the M&G fund suspension in December and now everyone has their own ideas about...

MIPIM 2020: Work, live and play in Europe

This year’s MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes promises to be important for the UK, Alex Rolandi hears. Plus, investors comment on other European...

Interview: Going global

A passion for technology shone through from early in the discussion when Bob Currie talked to Stephanie Miller, chief executive officer of service provider...

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Luxembourg is one of the world’s premiere centres for cross-border distribution of investment funds. Read our special regional coverage, coinciding with the annual ALFI European Asset Management Conference.
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