technology

Mar 16, 2016

EarthGeographical fund mandates have fallen out of favour, to be replaced by sector-specific approaches. However, Kit Klarenberg finds this development is not without risk. 

Mar 16, 2016

Stormy cloudsWith new players entering the exchange-traded funds market, David Stevenson asks providers which strategies they are employing in a volatile market.

Mar 16, 2016

Gold specksCustodians have vast amounts of data but have been slow to develop big data services – but projects are starting to be rolled out, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 16, 2016

Head to headA fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, provided plenty to discuss when Funds Europe visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 16, 2016

Our second South Africa panel discusses pension scheme investment, and the challenge for asset servicing firms of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Mar 16, 2016

Our second South Africa panel discusses pension scheme investment, and the challenge for asset servicing firms of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Mar 07, 2016

DistributionIf Luxembourg’s funds industry is to bring down costs, wider support for centralised utilities is essential. But as the topic drags on, it’s beginning to sound a bit old-fashioned, finds David Stevenson.

Mar 04, 2016

Emerging markets1Multinational emerging markets-focused bank Standard Chartered has appointed Katarina Rosboch to global head of securities services.

Mar 02, 2016

ETF keybordIG Group, an online broker, is challenging broker commissions in the UK by offering commission-free dealing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Feb 19, 2016

Digiltal solutionsJonathan Kennedy, who helped spearhead Virgin Money’s expansion in digital banking, has joined Standard Life Investments (SLI) in a new technology role.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Interest rate risk hedging: Swapping to other options

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

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

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

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.