Global Industry 2018

Editorial: Over-exposure

If, in asset management, 2018 turns out to have followed the same trajectory as 2017 did, it will have been another year in which...

ESG: Hardwiring ESG into the system

Once niche, ESG investing has increasingly become part of the mainstream. Fiona Rintoul reports. Blackrock’s announcement in October that it is to launch a range...

New York roundtable: Moving up

Our New York panel discusses the mainstreaming of ESG, the shift towards passive investing, trade tensions and the outlook for 2019. Bev Hendry (chairman -...

Interview: A feel for savings

Alex Hoctor-Duncan of Aberdeen Standard Investments tells Fiona Rintoul how ‘salary independence’ can meet the challenge of increased longevity. The biggest challenge we face as a...

Alternative credit: The steady rise of alternatives

The global financial crisis had a massive impact on the funds industry leading to a boom in alternative credit, finds Fiona Rintoul. Behind the global...

Hong Kong roundtable: The never-ending story

China’s bond market and Western misconceptions about China were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong. Allen Wang...

Sponsored feature: The sustainability outlook

The next few years will see rising physical losses from climate-related events, higher taxes to combat intergenerational inequality and tougher conditions for over-levered corporates....

Analysis: Figures hide a complex story

Alan Chalmers looks at the latest asset manager rankings from Willis Towers Watson, which show an industry in a state of growth and some...

London roundtable: Inflection point

After looking at fund flows and discussing industry consolidation, our Global Industry panel in London notes that the current state of markets offers active...

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