Global Industry 2016

John Troiano became Schroders’ distribution head in 2016. He tells Nick Fitzpatrick about the firm’s strategy, which may include more active exchange-traded products.

Fund managers want to be seen as socially useful. Alternative lending – made so necessary by lower levels of finance from traditional sources – could be the ticket, as long as the right vehicles are found, reports Fiona Rintoul.

Funds Europe spoke to a panel of asset managers in New York about the election of Donald Trump and, in addition, asked what the impact of higher interest rates on investors will be.

Emerging markets have been the cause of outflows at Aberdeen – so the company has to remind people about its other capabilities, Campbell Fleming tells Nick Fitzpatrick.

Asian investors are digitally savvy, especially in China, which leads the world in financial technology. Yet regional markets remain fragmented and progress on passporting schemes is slow. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

The financial crisis of 2008 spawned a range of new product types as asset managers sought to regain investors’ trust – and their money. George Mitton reports.

The Henderson Global Investors and Janus Capital merger propelled the combined firm into the industry top 10. David Stevenson looks at consolidation drivers in the asset management business.

Our panel of asset management experts discuss a range of industry issues from a European perspective, including how to get the public saving more, and where funds sit in relation to cash savings.

A ranking of the world’s largest 500 asset managers gives a snapshot of trends in the industry. Some are obvious, others less so, says Alan Chalmers.

What are the key spending priorities for asset managers on technology? Fiona Rintoul asks four experts for their thoughts.

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Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

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.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.