October 2014

Fiona RintoulWe all know climate change could destroy our planet, making the kinds of choices that are the stock in trade of professional investors irrelevant.

Floating houseEvents such as the Scottish referendum are a chance for multi-asset funds to boost returns by tactical allocation, say managers. But is it really possible to second guess the market like this? George Mitton reports.

GemsWith the rise of dynamic asset allocators who use index funds to hunt returns, Nick Fitzpatrick asks two ETF strategists about their approach to investment.

Cayman islandsWinning over managers outside Europe will be crucial to the success of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, but offshore domiciles such as the Cayman Islands are still going strong. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

FogChange is sweeping across Africa, from a reduction in conflicts, to the creation of ‘Silicon Savannah’. Fiona Rintoul looks at factors that stir interest in this frontier market.

VietnamFrontier markets are hot, but what enthusiasts rarely mention are the complexities involved in accessing these assets. George Mitton reports.

Jonathan PolinIn a new series, Funds Europe in conjunction with Investec Asset Management, looks at the challenges affecting fund distributors. Jonathan Polin, group chief executive officer for Ashcourt Rowan, explains how combining a face-to-face approach with new digital solutions could be the way forward.

European Central BankFund manager reaction to the recent European Central Bank interest rate cut and an introduction of a bond-purchasing stimulus ranged from ‘too little, too late’ to praise for exceeding expectations.

Frontier markets are becoming increasingly popular among investors, partly because they have performed strongly and partly because investors seek diversification. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to Priscilla Luk of S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Crosland and CareyThe Limited Liability Partnerships (Guernsey) Law came into force in May to meet demand for limited liability partnership (LLPs) structures in Guernsey.

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Executive Interviews

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Roundtables

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With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

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Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.