fixed income

Mar 30, 2016

Global indexGerman index provider Solactive has created an index that aims to capture returns from family-run businesses, which researchers say have certain superior characteristics to other companies.

Mar 24, 2016

China postChina Post, a Chinese state-owned postal company, has acquired a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) exchange-traded fund (ETF) range in the first deal of its kind between a Hong Kong and a European firm.

Mar 21, 2016

EquityMomentum from Norwegian investors for equity funds has continued, official figures show.

Mar 21, 2016

The FEDThe official statement from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) reinforced the ‘wait and see’ policy of its chair, Janet Yellen, but some content left fund professionals scratching their heads.

Mar 16, 2016

Stormy cloudsWith new players entering the exchange-traded funds market, David Stevenson asks providers which strategies they are employing in a volatile market.

Mar 16, 2016

Our second South Africa panel discusses pension scheme investment, and the challenge for asset servicing firms of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Mar 16, 2016

Our second South Africa panel discusses pension scheme investment, and the challenge for asset servicing firms of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Mar 16, 2016

Swiss AlpsWealthy Swiss investors aim to increase their usage of ETFs, even at the expense of hedge funds, finds Mark Vallon of Source, who analyses data from 20 wealth management firms.

Mar 16, 2016

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

Mar 16, 2016

Dark poolInstitutions have traded over $1 billion (€900 million) of bonds on Liquidnet’s ‘dark pool’ platform in the five months after its launch.

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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.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Interest rate risk hedging: Swapping to other options

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

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.