September 2010

Ivan_NicoraTen years ago Euroclear launched its automated funds processing platform – Nicholas Pratt asks Ivan Nicora (pictured) how much has changed and if the industry is nearer to achieving end-to-end automation.

roller_coasterHigh-frequency trading has come under attack for recent stock market crashes and for threatening the long-term integrity of the market. Nicholas Pratt listens to the case for the defence

GHOSTAcquisitions and stable fees suggest custodians, the safe-keepers of assets, are putting the crisis behind them. But there remains the spectre of regulation that will vastly increase risks

sweets3Among the vast array of ETFs available, gold has been one of the best performers in a flourishing market, writes Angele Spiteri Paris

sweets2Advanced users of ETFs can leverage and short sell them. Felix Goltz and Lin Tang, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, explain how these uses can fit in with portfolio practices

sweetsThe ETF market is becoming increasingly innovative as promoters look for new ways to capture investors’ interest – Nicholas Pratt examines how far this innovation can go

Luxembourg_AIFM If Ucits depositary laws are tightened up in line with the AIFM directive, how this might affect Luxembourg? Professionals in Luxembourg, a major Ucits centre for funds and depositary banks, explain 

Bruno_LebreSociété Générale Private Banking aims to offer clients wide access to the market through the best products, which include those of sister company Lyxor.

man-floating_armchair_140Ireland may be in desperate financial straits but its funds industry is diverged from the macro storm. Nicholas Pratt examines why this is and how the industry seeks to expand

runningBecause of the amount of investment required, insurance companies are asking themselves if it’s worth keeping their asset management arms. John Foster reports

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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The FTSE Russell indices tracked by lyxor lead to fewer specific risks, fewer valuation and crowding issues and more consistent performance.

SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

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 & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.