equities

Mar 24, 2016

Life insuranceInsurance companies remain invested in higher risk assets despite the cost pressure of Europe’s Solvency II Directive, which was expected to drive asset allocation into bonds, research has found.

Mar 21, 2016

EquityMomentum from Norwegian investors for equity funds has continued, official figures show.

Mar 21, 2016

Graph downActive funds in Europe focused on Dutch equities have the worst record for underperforming their benchmarks, with 100% of them seeing losses against their reference indices over a five-year period.

Mar 21, 2016

Emerging markets sign1Flows into emerging market equities and bonds were supported by expectations that the US Federal Reserve would hold interest rates last week, data shows.

Mar 18, 2016

Matthieu DuncanMatthieu Duncan is to be Natixis Asset Management’s next chief executive after Pascal Voisin emailed staff to announce his resignation last week.

Mar 17, 2016

london stock exchangeThe London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Boerse will create one of the largest exchanges in the world through their so-called “merger of equals” announced yesterday.

Mar 17, 2016

GavelA former Schroders equities trader pleaded guilty to nine counts of insider dealing this week, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Mar 16, 2016

Erik RubinghErik Rubingh, head of systematic strategies at BMO Global Asset Management, discusses the benefits of style-based investing and its potential application for absolute returns.

Mar 16, 2016

Erik RubinghErik Rubingh, head of systematic strategies at BMO Global Asset Management, discusses the benefits of style-based investing and its potential application for absolute returns.

Mar 16, 2016

EarthGeographical fund mandates have fallen out of favour, to be replaced by sector-specific approaches. However, Kit Klarenberg finds this development is not without risk. 

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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.