April 2017

Fiona_RintoulBrexit is happening. So, what does it mean for the European fund industry? Your guess is as good as mine – better, probably.

Money_treeFunds and mandates that incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria are flourishing. The jury is out on how they perform compared to mainstream funds, but do they make money for the companies that run them? Fiona Rintoul reports.

With the global economy expected to deliver synchronised growth in 2017, experts in some of the major asset classes share their market comments with Funds Europe.

FirefighterMany MiFID requirements are keeping the buy-side awake at night, but investor protection obligations, which entail fund manufacturers and distributors working more closely, top the list. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how firms are looking for support from service providers.

RoadDiversification and moves towards more global but concentrated mandates have been some of the main trends in equity investing in recent months. As the world economy picks up speed, Mark Latham looks at the opportunities in an asset class where many markets have been rising, from Brazil to Europe.

Police_droneTechnology used to support regulatory compliance will transform asset management by facilitating digitalisation, says Tom Pfister of Confluence.

Fabrice_KremerFabrice 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 Fitzpatrick.

Sports_carWith exchange-traded funds growing faster than hedge funds, Mark Latham looks at the trends that have powered ETF sales in recent months and asks whether fears of a stock market bubble in the US could eventually impact Europe.

BullAsset management is in danger of becoming another industry thrown into stasis by an overbearing bureaucracy, says Jean Keller, CEO of Quaero Capital.

Playing_diceThe growth of two types of exchange-traded fund used typically for short-term trading indicates the trouble with passive investing in Asia. George Mitton reports.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

The 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are...

SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

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

Mar 21, 2017

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.