October 2009

Europe’s role in pension policy has so far been confined to coordinating national strategies and setting common policy objectives. Chris Verhaegen believes Europe can and must do better.

Data management allows investment managers to better understand their clients, see the inflows and outflows of their investments, says John Alshefski...

Global custodians are scrutinising their sub-custody providers more rigorously to ensure financial stability, reports Fiona Rintoul

The complexity of switching outsourcing providers might put many fund managers off, even if they are getting a bad service. But is it really so hard to change? By Nick Fitzpatrick

Dr Gürman Tevfik, CEO of Is Asset Management (pictured), tells Funds Europe about the Turkish funds market and about how Is will develop in the future.

With emerging markets posting faster growth rates than developed markets, John Pollen, at Pioneer Investments, considers the extent of global dislocation.

The financial crisis has ushered in a new era for managers of managers, believes Joanna Munro of HSBC Global Asset Management...

Index providers are moving into the alpha space, trying to make the most of the opportunity created by the disappointing performance from active managers. Angèle Spiteri Paris finds out more...

Bharat Shah (pictured), CEO of India’s Ask Investment Managers, believes that India is set to benefit from global scepticism about the West. By Angèle Spiteri Paris...

Traditional assumptions about asset allocation, diversity and portfolio theory have broken down, writes Fiona Rintoul, and investors are struggling to find their way...

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

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.

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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.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

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.