technology

Feb 12, 2016

Businessman brainThe era of artificial intelligence means machines could conceivably be better than fund managers at investing clients’ money. It may also level the playing field between large and small firms, finds Kit Klarenberg.

Feb 12, 2016

Production lineA fund launch can be fragmented and potentially expensive, but processing specialists have sought to bring costs down and take market share from law firms in recent years. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Feb 12, 2016

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its spring conference on March 8-9. Funds Europe puts questions to some of those appearing, plus others who work in the local industry.

Feb 12, 2016

Dean LumerAs firms reduce their list of suppliers – partly in response to regulatory pressure to manage provider risk – systems, such as SupplierVision, can play a strategic role, says Dean Lumer, a director at technology firm Knadel Software.

Feb 12, 2016

Race horsesOutsourcing providers are ramping up their offerings but take-up among large managers is still rare. Nicholas Pratt asks if all the competition will be in vain.

Feb 12, 2016

Colin WilsonAsset managers and distributors, like other operators in the service industry, are in the business of creating a shared value in the relationships they establish with their customers and there is an increasing understanding of the role of digital technology as a means of achieving this. 

Feb 12, 2016

In January, Japan surprised the world with a rate cut; volatility saw more money seek safe havens; and one firm spoke of opportunities in Spain and Ireland.

Feb 08, 2016

Handshake contractA London-based asset management consultancy, Alpha FMC, has been valued at £80 million (€104 million) after Dunedin, a private equity firm bought a stake from an outgoing investor.

Feb 01, 2016

Robo adviceFears that robo-advice will effectively end the job of many financial advisers are “overblown”, it is claimed after research showed many people would still prefer a face-to-face consultation about their finances.

Jan 07, 2016

Tel Aviv Stock ExchangeThe Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (Tase) expects to attract more international investors following a strategic agreement with exchange provider Nasdaq.

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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.

Roundtables

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.

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.