2020 has been a challenging year for the alternative investment funds sector. The Covid-19 pandemic has created volatility and uncertainty, causing mismatches in pricing and valuations – and some concerns for investors.
As family offices seek exposure to alternative assets, international finance centres have an important role to play. Jersey, with its strong track record in managing family wealth and innovative, user-friendly funds regime, remains a leading choice, writes Simon Morris, Director, Funds & Institutional, IQ-EQ.
Oracle’s global head of solutions, Richard Clarkson, charts the evolution of the transfer agency model from its simple beginning to its digital future.
An ongoing environment of low or even negative interest rates and low yields means investing in bonds continues to be challenged. In a recent Funds Europe webinar, Roman Rjanikov, portfolio manager at US-based DDJ Capital Management, discussed how to generate sustainable returns by adopting a different approach to US high yield.
FundTech talks to Amundi Services’ Romain Sauvage and Gianluca Minieri about an increased demand for outsourced dealing among fund managers, driven by rising technology costs and the impact of Covid-19.
Milestone Group's chairman Geoff Hodge talks to Funds Europe about the pandemic’s long-term impact on the industry.
Recent times have seen a sea change in China’s approach to sustainability investing. But although ESG awareness is on the rise in the country, fund managers still need to do their homework, says Randy Zhou, head of research at Power Pacific Investment Management.
Traditional alpha opportunities tend to be found in underappreciated areas of the market where an expected improvement in fundamentals will lead to a re-rating of the stock.
Nicolas Buck co-founded software firm Seqvoia to help firms manage product data and is now looking to increase clients’ data governance ability with the latest creation, Summit.
Clearstream, the post-trade division of Deutsche Börse Group, has finalised its acquisition of a majority stake in the Fondcenter B2B fund platform from UBS.