October 2018

EDITORIAL: A big ambition

If fund buyers hope to achieve an 8% return, they might have to take substantial risk in today’s market. The 8% figure – 8.4%,...

OPINION: Sharpen your FAANGs

Last week, I deleted my Facebook account. I never really wanted one, but about four years ago, I was ordered on to the great...

INVESTMENT: Are 8% returns possible?

A year ago, research showed fund investors expected returns of 8%. Fiona Rintoul asks if this is possible in light of projections for a...

INTERVIEW: The road to Europe

As Los Angeles-based Payden & Rygel celebrates two decades in Europe, regional head Robin Creswell tells Nick Fitzpatrick the reasons for the foreign franchise’s...

FUNDS EUROPE WEBINAR: Gross digital product

Jeremy Gleeson explains to a Funds Europe webinar audience why he and his team at Axa Investment Managers segment their Digital Economy fund into...

PRIVATE EQUITY: A bang or a whimper?

Private equity funds have attracted huge numbers for capital-raising this year following a record-breaking 2017.  But, asks Mark Latham, can the momentum continue? A frenzy...

SPONSORED FEATURE: The power of MOAT

Amidst a historic bull run, companies with wide economic moats continue to prosper, says asset manager VanEck. U.S. equities have been on a historic tear since...

LEGAL EASE: ESG – the clean mainstream

Until recently, ethical investing was seen as an expensive fad, sacrificing returns for principles. However, the fad has not gone away. In fact, it...

SPONSORED FEATURE: The green window

Julie Becker of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange talks about the role the exchange provider plays in bringing together various players in sustainable finance, including...

ESG: Virtue and reality

Calls for environmental, social and governance criteria to be injected into smart beta portfolios have prompted a growing number of ESG factor-based indices. Lynn...

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The tension between urgency and inaction will continue to influence sustainability discussions in 2024, as reflected in the trends report from S&P Global.
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