technology

Nov 06, 2015

Kid planeAs the barrage of new regulations keeps coming, asset servicers must innovate to stay competitive, finds David Stevenson.

Nov 06, 2015

Richard GarlandShouldn’t pressure to be more fee-transparent influence advisors to lower their charges? Richard Garland, a distribution leader at Investec Asset Management, offers an insight into why this does not always happen.

Nov 06, 2015

Richard GarlandShouldn’t pressure to be more fee-transparent influence advisors to lower their charges? Richard Garland, a distribution leader at Investec Asset Management, offers an insight into why this does not always happen.

Nov 06, 2015

TabletBaby-boomers hold the most wealth – but advisors know they must act to connect with the next generation of millennials. Funds Europe, in association with Investec Asset Management, reports on the Investec Global Advisor Forum held in London recently.

Nov 06, 2015

TunnelThe hunt for yield has seen higher institutional bond holdings. Hugo Cox explains how this has slowed down bond trading and led to information risks when large trades do occur. But can a new breed of e-platforms help?

Nov 06, 2015

3D printerDefined contribution pension provision means the number of fund solutions required is set to explode. Kevin Openshaw and Nathan Travell of Milestone Group look at the administration capabilities needed to deliver cost-controlled investment outcomes.

Nov 06, 2015

TechnologyA new working group intends to bring automation to the alternative funds market. But why should this plan be successful, asks Nicholas Pratt, when others have failed?

Nov 06, 2015

King and ShewringIt is all too easy to assume that research & development (R&D) and innovation are purely the domain of fintech start-ups that regularly grab the headlines.

Oct 26, 2015

Cost cutting aheadState Street is axing 600 staff globally to save $50 million (€45.3 million) as part of a wider cost-saving drive, the firm has said.

Oct 16, 2015

Dried up earthWater scarcity is a huge problem. The use of water in production can lead to portfolio risks that are hard to quantify – but there are also exciting opportunities, writes Fiona Rintoul.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

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 & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.