Editorial Synopsis April 2017
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Global equities
Trends towards global equity investing have been led to some extent by the need towards diversification. Funds Europe looks at the opportunities for this within an asset class where many markets have been rising lately, from Brazil to Europe.

contact Mark Latham: [email protected]

ETF Review
With ETFs now growing faster than hedge funds, we look at the trends that have powered ETF sales over the last six months.

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The impacts of various parts of MiFID II on the operations of fund managers is analysed in this article and we consider how asset servicers have adjusted their offering to support clients.

contact Lynn Strongin Dodds: [email protected]

Admin survey and report
Funds Europe presents our annual survey of some of Europe’s largest fund administration firms, looking at their business within the regulated funds world in European domiciles.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Market data
Is front office data management as fragmented as recent research has suggested and if it is, why is that, and what is the impact on revenue for firms?

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

PLUS: Our regular features, including fund launches and people moves

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

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Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Mar 16, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.



Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.