July-August 2022

The ‘fair’ in ‘fair value’

In the past couple of decades, I have heard the term “fair value” countless times. From fund managers explaining why they have bought/sold a...

Editorial: French ‘green plating’

France has one of the world’s most sophisticated asset management industries. With firms predominantly based in a city whose name is almost synonymous with...

Banker: “We definitely consider crypto an asset class”

Venture capital funds raised $1 billion a week last year for crypto. This will continue, says Ivan de Lastours (pictured left), of French national...

ETFs: Who comes second?

Many of Europe’s biggest ETF providers are French, but they may need to develop their bond ranges to topple BlackRock’s iShares at the pan-European...

China inches towards corporate ESG disclosure standards

David Whitehouse explores the global implications of new voluntary guidelines developed by insurer Ping An and other Chinese companies. Fund managers have given a guarded...

Legal Ease: Eltifs’ bright future in France

EU proposals that should make ELTIF fund structures more accessible could prove particularly helpful for asset managers in France who target retail investors, say...

Infrastructure’s case is proven

In the midst of market volatility, the theory that infrastructure provides consistency has turned out to be correct. The asset class also provides a...

Data centres: Server space for rent

Data centres in Europe are booming and may be a sound target for investors. But as Pete Carvill discovers, the sector faces a number...

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