February 2015

Fiona RintoulGiven that I’m not a part of the fund management industry, but a small scavenger being who feeds on its fringes, I sometimes feel as though I am living in two worlds: the financial world and the real world.

DefenceActive managers need to stand up and be counted in the face of criticism about their returns. Nick Fitzpatrick hears how the genuinely active might do this.

Measuring successPaying careful attention to benchmarks is one way active managers and advisers can give value to their clients, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

ClimbersThe bull market in US equities has left active managers struggling to beat the market return. Alix Robertson looks at the challenges they have faced and hears why these may evaporate in the coming year.

RainforestOnce, it seemed, investors could not go wrong with emerging market bonds. Fund managers are more cautious now and opportunities may be for the bravehearted only. David Stevenson explains why.

JuryThe AIFMD heralds a massive change in the way alternative investment funds are marketed and administrated. With the effect on fund servicing centres likely to be huge, jurisdictions have already started to evolve.

Mauro RattoSpeculation that China could be heading for a hard landing, or even a financial crisis, led to increased nervousness across the investment community throughout 2014.

GoldTo many, the bull market in gold that peaked in 2011 now looks like a classic bubble. With equities looking robust, David Stevenson asks whether the precious metal still deserves a place in portfolios.

BinaryDigital technology means economic data has never been so abundant. In a market dominated by Reuters and Bloomberg, Alix Robertson reports on how smaller companies are getting in on the act.

Renewable energyRenewable energy producers are finding regulatory support globally, and accessing the sector is possible through numerous avenues. But how altruistic are investors themselves? Fiona Rintoul reports.

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Sponsored Profiles

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

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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.