Dec 2007-Jan 2008

To ensure that funds europe and its readers learn from the good recommendations as well as the bad this column has made over the years we decided to reflect on what has been said and how accurate it has been. Here are 10 comments, published from January to November 2007:

In the fifth and final instalment in a series of articles on risk management techniques in asset management, Noël Amenc and Lionel Martellini look at the benefits of risk hedging with structured products

The role of the custodian today is far more complex than it was, but are clients paying them too much? By Angelique Ruzicka

Since the stock market crash, lifecycle funds have proven popular in the US. But can their success translate to Europe? Angelique Ruzicka investigates

By virtue of the fact Nicholas-Applegate focuses on growth, not value, it managed to escape the worst

effects of the sub-prime crisis, suffered by other quant managers. By Nick Fitzpatrick

In recent years it has been possible to make very impressive returns by investing in Emerging Europe. However, these opportunities are becoming harder to find. Nick Fitzpatrick considers how to benefit from these markets today

In an increasingly complex marketplace, investors are finding they need specialist help in transferring funds between portfolios –  enter the transition manager. By Nick Fitzpatrick

Central and Eastern Europe has moved beyond its previous global status as an emergent backwater and the region is now a key player in the European fund scene. Fiona Rintoul considers the nature of the markets there and how they might move further forward still

Sponsored articles

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.