September 2015

OPINION: Scrutiny, not sneers

Some years ago, I was invited to a pre-credit crunch jolly at Queens Club in London by a technology company. Ahead of the tennis,...

DISTRIBUTION: Accept the cookies, skip the ad

Robeco’s web analytics have given its fund sales a boost. At the same time, writes Nick Fitzpatrick, Aberdeen Asset Management looks like it’s planning...

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘A billion a month since September’

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé has headed Candriam since 2007. The firm cut its link with troubled bank Dexia and the CEO now tells Nick Fitzpatrick about...

TRACE: Lost without trace

More than €5 billion in unclaimed withholding tax is a greater drag on fund returns than fees. In 2013, the OECD approved a project...

EUROZONE: To the edge and back

As the Greek bailout crisis unfolded, it was hard at times not to wonder if the lunatics were running the asylum. Whose idea was...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Maitland achieves European ‘Super ManCo’ status

Gaining a passport into Luxembourg for its UCITS ManCo permissions will see third-party administrator Maitland attain Super ManCo status. A Super ManCo utilises the ...

INVESTEC GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR INSIGHTS: Welcome regulation

Funds Europe, in association with Investec Asset Management, speaks to Rainer Schnabl, chief executive of Raiffeisen Capital Management, who thinks MiFID II will make...

FIXED INCOME: Shaking out bond markets

The Fed is looking to raise interest rates at last – but the bond market is keen to avoid a repeat of 1994, when...

SPONSORED: Driving risk out of the fund transaction life-cycle

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Investors expect every step in the fund transaction processing life-cycle to be robust and...

FRONTIER MARKETS: The next frontier for the ESG ideal

With investor interest in both frontier markets and environmental, social and governance issues on the rise, Alix Robertson asks if these two approaches to...

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