equities

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.

Mar 03, 2016

Fees calculatingOne in five European equity funds are closet trackers that largely mimic their benchmark but charge active fees, research reveals.

Feb 26, 2016

Alberto GalloAlberto Gallo, former macro credit strategist for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), joins UK fund manager Algebris Investments to work with the firm’s founder on expanding global credit.

Feb 22, 2016

Arrow down1Investors pulled €42.6 billion from European mutual funds in January, with bonds, equities and mixed assets all hit – though ‘alternative’ Ucits products raised money.

Feb 19, 2016

Udo von WerneThe former head of Pictet Asset Management, Udo von Werne, has joined Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management as chief executive officer (CEO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Feb 18, 2016

Gold bars 1As equity markets falter and risk appetites wane, the price of gold reached a 12-month high this month, with Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) planning to launch its Gold and Silver Fund in March.

Feb 15, 2016

Survey3Investor sentiment has dropped to its lowest level since May 2013 due to significant market turbulence in the opening months of 2016, a survey suggests.

Feb 12, 2016

ForrestDrivers for investing in forests cover a vast range, from a recovering US housing market to wood’s use in nanotech. Fiona Rintoul reports on an eco-friendly asset class with alternative-investment benefits.

Feb 12, 2016

IslandAfter a turbulent start to the year, David Stevenson considers the impact that heightened market volatility could have on multi-asset funds’ asset allocation.

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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.

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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

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.