fixed income

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.

May 19, 2016

Looking glassEuroclear, a market infrastructure provider, claims an industry first with a product designed to ease the search for bond liquidity, which has been harder to spot following years of quantitative easing and tighter bank solvency rules.

May 16, 2016

Graph downEquity funds are “firmly” on track for their biggest collective outflow since 2011, latest data suggests.

May 13, 2016

RollercoasterDavid Stevenson takes a short ride on the ETF train and sees the industry landscape changing as competition intensifies, providers grow in number and the range of products gets broader.

May 13, 2016

Graph screenAs open outcry trading becomes ever scarcer, Nicholas Pratt asks whether electronic trading has given fund managers a more efficient, effective market or simply made things even more complicated.

May 13, 2016

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

May 13, 2016

Richard PeirsonRichard Peirson, co-lead manager of Axa Framlington’s £955 million (€1.2 billion) Managed Balanced fund, will retire in March next year after 23 years with the firm.

May 11, 2016

Contract handshakeLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is to distribute its global fixed income products through Nikko Asset Management to Japanese investors following a business agreement.

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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

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.