February 2011

The New York Roundtable: in the second part of our New York panel discussion, Messrs Bowman, Masterson, Rudenstine, Salus and Wallace focus on US relationships with a variety of markets and drivers for development.

german_car_160German equity markets were the best performers in the developed world last year. Unfortunately, the Germans remained largely in bonds. Fiona Rintoul looks at why the German market did so well, and asks if it’s time to get out

planetsInvestment managers are explaining how to deal with Solvency II, the tough capital-adequacy rules for insurance companies. Convertibles, emerging market bonds and derivatives could be sought-after assets. By Nick Fitzpatrick

bubblegum_machines_410The Federal Reserve’s second quantitative easing exercise could lead to ramped up asset prices in the US equity market. But some experts think that this argument is not grounded in reality, as Angele Spiteri Paris reports

spinning_roulette_410Volatile markets have been kind to dynamic asset allocation managers, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Managers say if macro issues continue to dominate investment decisions, they will see more gains in both returns and business development. But are some basking in the afterglow of one good market call?

hand_button_410Fund flows into fixed income have grown markedly in the past two years. Nicholas Pratt examines whether this growth will spark a similar resurgence in trading technology

shakespeare_roseAbsolute return funds are hard to classify and the grouping of such products should be discouraged or reconsidered, says Angele Spiteri Paris

istanbul_roofTurkey is coming into its own as a regional financial centre and offers exciting investment opportunities, says Marcin Fiejka of Pioneer Investments

windfarm2_410Across Europe and the US, governments have been keen to promote “clean” technologies by providing both financial and regulatory support. But are such incentives artificially distorting the market? Ilya Golubovich at I2BF takes a look

CatalanoPassporting provision represents the biggest upside for EU-based alternative fund managers, says Eliana Catalano from Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

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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.