July-August 2020

Editorial: Barriers to entry

Private equity-owned firms have certain structural advantages that are said to make them better at coping with crises than non-private equity-owned firms. These may...

Opinion: Investors face complicity in Hong Kong security law

HSBC and Standard Chartered are among finance houses that have supported the security law in China, while some asset managers have disapproved of it....

Private equity: Where are the bargains?

With global dry powder at a record $1.5 trillion, is the Covid crisis simply an opportunity for private equity firms to snap up firms...

Fund governance: An exhaustive look under the bonnet

SVM Asset Management believes its response to the FCA's new Assessment of Value regime exceeded basic requirements. Bob Currie talks to the firm’s founder, independent...

Fund charges: The latest assault on fees

Recently, Esma said funds were overcharging retail investors and urged more consistency on fees across the EU. What will this mean for UK asset...

Net asset value: Invesco calls for more competition among NAV providers

The market turmoil in March saw bond ETF prices again veer from their net asset values. Fund management firm Invesco thinks it’s time to...

Can investment value chain nirvana be achieved in practice?

Sionic’s managing partner and co-head of the asset management practice, Paul Sutton, and Ashley Sheen, director in its asset management practice, weigh up the...

US small-cap investing webinar: The small-caps that shine

Only a few US small-cap stocks are worth picking – but they produce outsized returns compared to the many ‘zombie’ companies in their universe,...

Real estate and Covid-19: ‘The office is not dead yet’

Covid-19 has turned the world upside-down – but even though more people are working from home, it does not necessarily signal the death of...

FundTech: Bitcoinstein

Europe’s fourth-smallest state has built up a cryptocurrency industry – but, asks Nicholas Pratt, can it develop into a reputable and regulated centre for digital asset...

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