July-August 2016

OPINION: Bonjour tristesse

I write to you from Leipzig, a city I first visited 30 years ago when it lay behind the Iron Curtain. Back then, I...

UK EQUITIES: Going it alone

As UK equity fund managers come to terms with the Brexit vote, David Stevenson looks at what shape their portfolios were in and what’s...

FRENCH ROUNDTABLE: Frankly, we’re already international

French fund management is looking at ways to further internationalise its already large industry, including making the customer experience better. Pascal Blanqué (global CIO,  Amundi)Joseph Pinto...

SWISS ASSET MANAGEMENT: We got there first

The UK will have much to learn from Switzerland about fund distribution in Europe from outside the EU. Fiona Rintoul reports. Until the UK voted...

SWISS ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE: Passport delayed

Our panel discusses the state of the Swiss asset management industry and why gaining a passport under the AIFMD could be a game-changer. Tim Blackwell...

SWISS ASSET SERVICING: Taking a swiss role

Swiss custody banks are in danger of seeing their market share wither as Swiss investors globalise and look to international partners for help, reports...

SPONSORED FEATURE: The EM rebound

Funds Europe and Sergei Strigo of Amundi analyse the results of a survey that shows a high level of interest in emerging markets. Investors may...

BIG DATA: The giant game-changer?

Despite its youthfulness, big data has rapidly grown to become all the rage in many sectors. The asset management industry is no exception -...

HONG KONG: Doubts about default

Asset managers must soon offer a default option with a capped fee for members of Hong Kong’s mandatory pension scheme. George Mitton reports. Marking its...

INSIDE VIEW: Very soon, India is going to amaze you

Spike Hughes of Cohesion Investments, a UK distributor, says it’s time to allocate to Indian equities and explains how the lack of broker research...

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