fixed income

Jan 27, 2016

OutflowsAberdeen Asset Management saw net outflows of £9.1 billion (€12 billion) over the final quarter of 2015, as the firm contended with a slowdown in emerging markets and commodities, and significant withdrawals by sovereign wealth funds, according to its latest trading update.

Jan 27, 2016

ETFs1Demand for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) among Continental European institutions is predicted to grow by almost a fifth this year.

Jan 22, 2016

Mark ConnollyAviva Investors has unveiled a new leadership and structure for its liquid markets business, following David Lis’ decision to retire as head of equities, after nearly five years.

Jan 18, 2016

Stephen KielyFunds Europe talks to Stephen Kiely about a more mature, post-crisis attitude within the securities lending market from all participants.

Jan 15, 2016

John DeweyAviva’s global asset management wing, Aviva Investors, has made inroads to bulking up its outcome investment capabilities with the appointment of John Dewey.

Jan 14, 2016

currency banknotes 410European fixed income specialist BlueBay Asset Management has launched a fund that blends developed and emerging market sovereign debt.

Jan 13, 2016

Chess boardBlackRock is combining its active equities strategies as part of far reaching changes to its global investments platform.

Dec 23, 2015

The past two years have seen a spate of consolidations among asset managers, particularly in the boutique space. David Stevenson finds out why.

It’s a tough market for asset managers. Not only does the current barrage of regulation mean greater costs, but clients are also putting pressure on fees. For smaller players without economies of scale, additional costs can eat into profit margins.

Though some firms have looked to partner up or sell, forced sellers of asset managers are rare – though arguably Legg Mason’s acquisition of...

Dec 23, 2015

With developed market bond yields at historically low levels, David Stevenson asks how attractive Asian bonds are compared to other emerging markets.

It’s safe to say that emerging markets have been in the doldrums for some time, ever since the 2013 ‘taper tantrum’, when the US signalled it was scaling back its asset purchasing programme. Prior to that, investors couldn’t get enough of emerging market debt. 

How times have changed.

In the past year, Asia has seen China’s Shanghai Composite Index lose 30% of its...

Dec 23, 2015

Adeline Ng, head of Asia fixed income at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, sees positive fundamentals in the region’s bond markets.

Why should European investors consider Asia Fixed Income for their portfolio allocation?

The low interest rate environment is impacting the attractiveness of European fixed income instruments. This environment has prevailed since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The current backdrop has the European Central Bank (ECB) committed to Quantitative Easing (QE) measures and various countries are...

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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.