Global Industry 2015

Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert, the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick about his company’s recent acquisitions and how globalisation of the Aberdeen brand came about rather by accident.

GlobalisationPortfolio internationalisation by clients in home markets has been a major spur for asset management firms to globalise – and as Nick Fitzpatrick discovers, they are now ready for emerging market investors to do the same.

Working with fund distributors is increasingly difficult, but vital. Our panel in New York considers the merits of scale in this environment, but also hears smaller asset managers can find a place in the market too. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Barry McInerney largeBMO Global Asset Management has emerged from the North American asset management market and is positioning itself as a global solutions provider. Barry McInerney, its co-chief executive, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Our Hong Kong panel discussed consolidation in the industry, social media marketing and whether it is better to partner with private banks or with Alibaba. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

Richard GarlandRichard Garland is spearheading Investec Asset Management’s international distributor business. It’s a simple plan, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Brick wall‘Toxic assets’ are just one obstacle that can hold back profitable globalisation by investment firms. Catherine Doherty, of management consultant Investit, looks at how asset managers can overcome barriers to international expansion and lower their cost:income ratios.

Robot handshakeFor managers operating in numerous markets and channels, workflow management systems can be an enormous help, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

GraphsAt the midpoint of an unpredictable decade, Funds Europe uses Towers Watson’s figures to look at how today’s global asset management industry compares with that of 2010.

Globalisation2A global capital markets transformation is taking place. Dan Waters, managing director of asset management industry body ICI Global, looks at the changes, which include more overseas investment by large institutions.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

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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.