fixed income

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.