October 2015

OPINION: Here come the lawyers

Odd, isn’t it, how much faith investors from capitalist countries sometimes have in communist dictatorships? “For some reason, investors think that because it is a...

MULTI-ASSET FUNDS: Allocating in the midst of uncertainty

Multi-asset funds have been a popular choice for investors for some time. With recent market ructions, David Stevenson finds out how these funds are...

MULTI-ASSET INTERVIEW: No more heroes

James Elliot, a chief investment officer within multi-assets at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Funds Europe about the evolution of multi-asset funds and how...

THEMATIC INVESTMENT: Water scarcity – a local global issue

Water scarcity is a huge problem. The use of water in production can lead to portfolio risks that are hard to quantify – but...

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: An educated workforce

When Old Mutual Asset Management expanded its global distribution three years ago, the top job went to Linda T Gibson. As she tells Nick...

PROFILE: M&G – life after fixed income

With the multi-year bond bubble bursting, what happens if you are a major fixed income house like M&G? Alix Robertson finds the firm has...

DISTRIBUTION: Countdown to MiFID II

As MiFID II’s implementation emerges on the horizon, one aspect of it – the ban on ‘retrocessions’ – is looking operationally burdensome. Nick Fitzpatrick...

SOCIAL MEDIA: Using social media in asset management

Alix Robertson looks at how the ongoing development of social media is affecting the way one asset manager communicates.  There is no escaping the importance...

INDEX REVIEW: A parallel universe

Alix Robertson asks whether the launch of an S&P 500 Bond Index that runs parallel to the original S&P 500 equities index is an...

INSIDE VIEW: Are European equities compelling?

European equities traded close to par with the US earlier this year – unusually, as Europe should trade at a discount. Alec Harper of...

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