equities

Mar 16, 2016

Head to headA fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, provided plenty to discuss when Funds Europe visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 16, 2016

BeachFollowing a study of asset manager data, John Dowdall of Silverfinch finds that most insurers have not changed their asset allocation, despite the advent of Solvency II.

Mar 16, 2016

Blurred goldWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Mar 16, 2016

Dark poolInstitutions have traded over $1 billion (€900 million) of bonds on Liquidnet’s ‘dark pool’ platform in the five months after its launch.

Mar 16, 2016

Businessman graph downUS-based investment bank and asset manager Jefferies' total revenues were down to $299 million (€270 million) for its fiscal first quarter (Q1). This compares to revenues of $592 million at the same time last year.

Mar 10, 2016

Norwegian villageThe Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund experienced its lowest year of returns last year since 2011 – though still managed to deliver a positive result of 2.68% due to an equity rally in the final quarter.

Mar 09, 2016

ETFs€703 million has flown out from Eurozone equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in February.

Mar 09, 2016

Hedge fundA league table of the most consistently performing hedge funds globally has been produced, with a Norwegian fund topping the equity sector and a number of Brazilian funds showing strongly.

Mar 09, 2016

graph up downHedge funds outperformed US equities for the third consecutive month in February, figures show.

Mar 04, 2016

Hugh GrootenhuisLondon-based specialist European equities adviser SW Mitchell Capital has hired Hugh Grootenhuis as a specialist adviser.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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

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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

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

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

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.