Summer 2013

Brazilian flagThousands of protestors pouring into the streets of Brazil not surprisingly overshadowed news that a fixed income tax had been repealed. Andrew Short asks what markets can expect next.

SceneryThe abundance of certain crops in Brazil means there is nowhere to put it all. Andrew Short considers the investment opportunity in storage.

BooksWith emerging market star Brazil set for slower growth fund managers will have to dig deeper to keep the Latin American growth story on tract, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partnerMany fund selectors believe investors are on the verge of allocating a greater amount of money to equity investments and away from bonds.

Private jetThe Brazil hedge fund industry has seen many launches in recent years, but is now on a plateau. The recovery in wealth management globally may help drive the industry, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Amazon riverFunds Global Latin America pulls out some of the key facts and figures about the Latin American hedge fund industry.

GearsThe international ambitions of various markets are underlined by the efforts to establish a more automated and efficient operating environment discovers Nicholas Pratt.

RoadWith asset servicing largely dominated by domestic players at the local level, foreign asset servicers hope that investors will increase their overseas investment, finds Nicholas Pratt.

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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Jun 14, 2017

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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.