funds of funds

Jul 17, 2015

Swiss flagColumbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Benjamin Boyer to the newly created role of sales director, financial institutions for the Romandie and Ticino regions of Switzerland with immediate effect.

May 08, 2015

Hiring fund managersAsian emerging markets equity specialist Mirae Asset Global Investments is aiming to build on inflows to its Sicav funds by adding sales people in London and Hong Kong.

Dec 16, 2014

Assorted sweetsFrom multi-asset strategies to funds of funds, there has always been demand for products that can spread risk across portfolios. George Mitton talks first to a top-down, multi-asset investor, and then to a fund of hedge funds provider who prefers a bottom-up approach.

Oct 16, 2014

AnalyticsManny Roman, the chief executive of London-listed hedge fund company Man Group, reports a slowdown in sales in the third quarter (Q3), in its GLG unit, though net flows overall were just positive at $0.4 billion (€0.3 billion).

Sep 05, 2014

multi-managerInvesco Asset Management has hired Claudia Raoul as fund manager for its Paris-based multi-management team.

Jun 16, 2014

Calculating feesHedge fund fees are coming under more scrutiny, according to a poll that found investors have little tolerance for extra expenses.

May 27, 2014

European flagsEurope’s mutual fund universe increased in number in the first quarter of this year, though there is still a trend towards consolidation, figures indicate.

Feb 19, 2014

William YongeIn June 2013, the European Commission proposed the creation of a new type of EU closed end fund: the EU Long Term Investment Fund (Eltif).

Dec 12, 2013

European tagAmundi Alternative Investments has received a licence to operate all its investment solutions under the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Sep 06, 2013

Private jetThe Brazil hedge fund industry has seen many launches in recent years, but is now on a plateau. The recovery in wealth management globally may help drive the industry, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

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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.