fixed income

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.

Apr 07, 2017

Global_bondsMore money invested in European equity ETFs by Americans is one of the components of record flows for the exchange-traded product industry lately, BlackRock said.

Mar 31, 2017

Family_insuranceInsurers are looking to diversify their fixed income portfolios to deal with low rates, a survey found, reflecting a trend of recent years.

Mar 27, 2017

Bonds_newspaperInvestment professionals increasingly see bonds as overvalued, with a five-year high reached for views on corporate bonds.

Mar 21, 2017

Green_bondsBlackRock has launched the Green Bond Index Fund in a move reflecting the firm’s ambitions in social and environmental investment.

Mar 20, 2017

ETF_tradingDemand for fixed income ETFs in February showed that European investors were still in need of stability, said Lyxor Asset Management.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

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.