Dec 2007-Jan 2008

To ensure that funds europe and its readers learn from the good recommendations as well as the bad this column has made over the years we decided to reflect on what has been said and how accurate it has been. Here are 10 comments, published from January to November 2007:

In the fifth and final instalment in a series of articles on risk management techniques in asset management, Noël Amenc and Lionel Martellini look at the benefits of risk hedging with structured products

The role of the custodian today is far more complex than it was, but are clients paying them too much? By Angelique Ruzicka

Since the stock market crash, lifecycle funds have proven popular in the US. But can their success translate to Europe? Angelique Ruzicka investigates

By virtue of the fact Nicholas-Applegate focuses on growth, not value, it managed to escape the worst

effects of the sub-prime crisis, suffered by other quant managers. By Nick Fitzpatrick

In recent years it has been possible to make very impressive returns by investing in Emerging Europe. However, these opportunities are becoming harder to find. Nick Fitzpatrick considers how to benefit from these markets today

In an increasingly complex marketplace, investors are finding they need specialist help in transferring funds between portfolios –  enter the transition manager. By Nick Fitzpatrick

Central and Eastern Europe has moved beyond its previous global status as an emergent backwater and the region is now a key player in the European fund scene. Fiona Rintoul considers the nature of the markets there and how they might move further forward still

Sponsored Profiles

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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

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.

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.