March 2018

EDITORIAL: All aboard

Gulp! After the best year in funds history, market volatility returned in 2018 to potentially bring to an end a steam train ride that...

OPINION: Girls who invest

Recently, I rewatched a 1970s’ TV adaptation of John Le Carré’s Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I was struck by the complete...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Why moat investing is smart

Funds Europe talks to VanEck’s Philipp Schlegel about the benefits and simplicity of moat investing. The term ‘economic moat’ was coined by legendary investor Warren...

FUND MERGERS: Excess production

Industry players tell Catherine Lafferty that there are too few fund mergers in Europe to encourage efficiencies and lower costs. Europe’s oversupply of funds is...

TECHNOLOGY & REGULATION: 24 months…

Within two years, blockchain could be a standard part of asset management. Fiona Rintoul considers the regulatory hurdles that might lie ahead. It is not...

TRADE TALK: All change on the regulatory front

The funds industry has had to comply with a raft of new regulation in recent years and more is on the way. Key players...

EMERGING MARKETS: Smelling of roses

Banks in emerging markets are successfully targeting inflation, making the EM debt asset class attractive. Expect to see more flows, Fiona Rintoul is told. “In...

SECURITIES LENDING: The tipping point

ETFs are increasingly accepted as collateral in securities lending transactions. Nicholas Pratt looks at the impact of this change and how acceptability could go...

FIXED INCOME: A long time to bear fruit

Boosted by the financial crisis, the alternative credit market has been growing in the US. Now, even though economies are recovering, the asset class...

CLEARING & SETTLEMENT: Instant recognition

An initiative to identify counterparties more easily has gained pace in Europe thanks to MiFID II, finds Nicholas Pratt. In the aftermath of the financial...

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