March 2010

Andrea Carpenter, Inrev: 'In a difficult market, understanding and benchmarking performance is increasingly important. The Inrev Index is a benchmarking tool that publishes aggregate performance information on non-listed property funds'

Felix Goltz and Véronique Le Sourd, of Edhec, ask if cap-weighted stock market indices – which gave rise to indexation in the 1970s – can provide efficient risk-return portfolios

Laurent Denayer, Ernst & Young, Luxembourg: 'The degree of complexity in the business process as well as the technology required, combined with more pressure on costs, will certainly operate a natural selection amongst the service provider'

Nicholas Pratt reviews the regulatory developments in the OTC derivatives world and discovers that it is still unclear just what the cost of these reforms will be to fund managers

Luca Salerno and Gil Cohen, Reed Smith LLP: 'The credit derivatives market exemplified the devastating effects of a lack of public information on price formation'

Research finds that conventional wisdom about earnings-led strategies may not be so clear cut, say Xavier Gerard and Christos Koutsoyannis of State Street Global Advisor

Db x-trackers was the first ETF provider in Europe to launch products in the alternative space and as the venture is finally paying off, it plans to expand its range. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to Manooj Mistry

Should investors be bothered that two of Europe’s biggest fund centres – Ireland and the UK – have had trouble with their debt ratings? Angele Spiteri Paris also looks at how ratings are issue

Emerging market debt managers believe any contagion from Greece will hit developed markets rather than developing ones, finds Fiona Rintoul

When Jean-Baptiste de Franssu won the FE Personality of the Year Award last December, a hectic schedule meant he only just made it to the event. Nick Fitzpatrick asks what’s been keeping the chief executive of Invesco Europe so busy

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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.

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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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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.