equities

Mar 24, 2017

Wall_streetUS investors have increased their investment in non-domestic equity funds in the past week as US stocks were rattled by “Trump fears”.

Mar 22, 2017

European_parliamentConfidence among European and global fund managers is increasing, with many seeing European equities as undervalued as the macro landscape improves.

Mar 20, 2017

ETF_tradingDemand for fixed income ETFs in February showed that European investors were still in need of stability, said Lyxor Asset Management.

Mar 13, 2017

Confidence surveyConfidence among the managers of the world’s largest companies has reached its highest level since 2014, turning from negative last year to positive in 2017, research suggests.

Mar 13, 2017

US equitiesEmerging market funds continued to see inflows last week, but investors pulled back from high yield due to the expected rise in US interest rates.

Mar 10, 2017

Screen_graphPrivate equity investors have indicated that they were satisfied with the asset class’s performance last year and will commit more capital to it this year.

Mar 08, 2017

Profits upLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) profits were up 3% to £366 million (€422.7 million) last year, despite seeing lower fund inflows.

Mar 06, 2017

Gina MillerGina Miller, the vocal supporter of passive investment, has called on UK financial and competition authorities to investigate whether there is price collusion within the active fund management industry.

Mar 03, 2017

UK equitiesThe UK was the greatest contributor to the 2.89% total return from European equities in February, as measured by the S&P Europe 350 Index.

Feb 27, 2017

European unionEuropean equities have attracted greater interest from asset managers in recent weeks with at least two firms overweighting the region.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.