fixed income

Jun 19, 2017

Bond_market_conceptThe proportion of investors who believe corporate bonds are overvalued has hit a record high amid fears of possible interest rate hikes by central banks around the world as well as continuing political uncertainty in the US and Europe.

Jun 19, 2017

Herve-GuezParis-based asset manager Mirova has promoted Hervé Guez to head up its equities and fixed income team.

Jun 14, 2017

Derelict_houseFixed income is the natural next stage for the smart beta revolution. A low-yield bond market has provided an added incentive, says Catherine Lafferty.

Jun 12, 2017

European_unionThe European funds industry started the first quarter of 2017 on a strong note with net sales of Ucits and alternative investment funds reaching €262 billion.

Jun 06, 2017

As fund flows surge, our expert panel discusses the drivers for sales and how distribution is changing under regulatory pressure and consumer trends.

May 24, 2017

Homeless_manColumbia Threadneedle Investments has launched a “social bond” fund, said to be the first of its kind in Europe.

Apr 21, 2017

US_congressBNY Mellon Investment Management has today launched a US municipal bond fund for intermediary and institutional investors in Europe.

Apr 20, 2017

Berlin_bundestagGermany’s investment funds industry saw sales of €13.7 billion in February – slightly down on the “strong start” to the year that the country’s main trade association, the BVI, reported for January.

Apr 18, 2017

With the global economy expected to deliver synchronised growth in 2017, experts in some of the major asset classes share their market comments with Funds Europe.

Apr 13, 2017

graph_up_downThe value of assets managed by sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) has “levelled” in the past two years, with growth of just 3% and 1% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

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 & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.