equities

Feb 12, 2016

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

Feb 12, 2016

FishermanFelix Goltz of the Edhec-Risk Institute charts how the main investment factors, such as value and momentum, have risen to prominence – aided by their relevance not just to US equities, but other markets too.

Feb 12, 2016

Sweta ChattopadhyayRPMI Railpen has added three investment managers to newly created roles in its £22 billion (€28.4 billion) Railways Pension Scheme’s in-house asset management team.

Feb 11, 2016

Germany1The German funds industry enjoyed a record year in 2015 which saw fund companies managing a record €2.6 trillion in assets.

Feb 11, 2016

Swedish flagSwedish Investment Fund Association figures show domestic funds saw net outflows totalling 10.8 billion krona (€1.1 billion) in January, as continued market turmoil saw the Stockholm stock market fall by 7%, causing domestic investors to make redemptions.

Feb 10, 2016

Businessman graph downHedge funds had a “rough start” to the year with performance down 0.91% in January – though they still outperformed underlying markets. The MSCI World Index declined 5.71% over the same period, says Eurekahedge, which provides hedge fund performance data.

Jan 29, 2016

HandshakeUnigestion has appointed Stefanie Mollin-Elliott as fundamental analyst  and senior vice president within its London-based equities team, covering global small and mid-cap stocks.

Jan 27, 2016

OutflowsAberdeen Asset Management saw net outflows of £9.1 billion (€12 billion) over the final quarter of 2015, as the firm contended with a slowdown in emerging markets and commodities, and significant withdrawals by sovereign wealth funds, according to its latest trading update.

Jan 25, 2016

Hedge fund2015 was a tough year for hedge fund returns, no matter how you look at it. Even the industry’s championing body has difficulty spinning the performance figures.

Jan 25, 2016

Dog fundsThe number of UK-domiciled funds that have underperformed for three years in a row has increased, with US rates and oil prices hitting performance.

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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.