Global Industry 2020

Editorial: Thematic new year

We might disagree on what the top three themes in asset management were during 2020, but we’d probably agree that they each stemmed from...

Bidenomics: A sustainable status quo?

After Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, Alex Rolandi asks what impact the result could have on global markets and sustainable investing. It...

Interview: ‘We have to be nimbler and more responsive than ever before’

Matthew Shafer, head of international distribution at Natixis Investment Managers, tells Funds Europe about the rollercoaster ride that COVID-19 has put the industry on...

Diversity: Time to walk the talk on ethnic and socioeconomic diversity

In 2020, the corporate world firmly planted a flag in the race debate. Stephanie Baxter considers what fund firms must now do to show...

Interview: In pursuit of greatness

Kasper Elmgreen, head of equities at Amundi, tells Funds Europe about his 2021 planning, the role of ESG in equity investing, and his aims...

Interview: How to adapt distribution strategy in a pandemic

Richard Garland, the distribution head at Ninety One, gives Fiona Nicolson an insight into how the firm maintained contact with professional clients throughout lockdown...

Asian infrastructure: Adding infrastructure to insurers’ bow

Infrastructure accounts for only a small slice of an Asian insurer’s portfolio, but in a stubbornly low interest rate environment, that is expected to...

Gearing up against greenwashers: investors seek clarity on sustainability terminology

The Schroders Institutional Investor Study has revealed that investors want a better understanding of sustainability terminology so as to avoid “greenwashers”. A dearth of clear,...

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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CLOUD DATA PLATFORMS

Through AI and ML and cloud-enabled ecosystems, managers are finding ways to cut operating costs, supercharge the customer experience and add value to the bottom line.
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