Graham Ray of Deutsche Bank explains about why the funds industry must collaborate to find a way to meet the growing demand for segregated accounts versus omnibus accounts.
Emerging market equities have experienced an extended period of lower returns compared to other asset classes. Despite this, the team at LGM believes that there is a strong long-term case for the asset class but argues that a selective approach is required.
Research suggests a high number of younger people would use robo-advice if their banks offered it. Matt Thomas, partner at KPMG, says this does not signal the end of human advisers – but high interest in this area means advisers must develop their own offerings.
As an alternative asset class, private equity and real estate (PERE) is on the rise worldwide, according to Bruce McGlogan, Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services at Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration.
The retail distribution landscape is changing, and asset managers need to know the drivers of this change as well as the most appropriate strategies to come out ahead in this disrupted environment, says CACEIS.
Calastone’s Rob Swan talks about how fund management businesses need and would benefit from greater visibility of clients and distributors.
Clearstream’s Neil Wise tells Funds Europe why it’s time wealth managers reviewed risk and efficiency aspects of their post-trade processes – before it’s too late.
Pioneer Investments believes its market neutral European Equity strategy is differentiated from competition due to a team approach to finding alpha across 13 different alpha sources.
Amundi is a pioneering force in the smart beta market. The firm’s specialist analysis of market dynamics has resulted in the development of a range of solutions that can deliver superior risk/return profiles than those offered by traditional cap-weighted solutions.
As was highlighted at last month’s Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference, for which Funds Europe was a media partner, 2015 proved to be another strong year for Jersey’s funds industry, with business flows suggesting that the international funds community continues to respond well to Jersey’s approach to market developments.