investment strategy

Nov 27, 2015

Duncan HiggsTowers Watson has appointed Duncan Higgs to its delegated investment team following increasing demand for fiduciary management services, most recently from AQA, Shop Direct and the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund.

Nov 19, 2015

The firm has announced a strategy for institutional investors to invest in the Spanish residential property market. It focuses on the construction of residential housing complexes and the conversion of existing properties to residential real estate in the metropolitan regions of Madrid and Barcelona.

The investment strategy is targeting a total return of 155% to 175% after local taxes and costs by the end of its investment term in 2019.

Nov 13, 2015

Chess boardAviva Investors, the asset management business of insurance company Aviva, has appointed Michael Grady as senior economist and strategist.

Oct 21, 2015

MotorwaySwen Capital Partners has closed its second infrastructure fund at €307 million, above its initial target of €200 million.

Oct 19, 2015

GuidelinesComparisons between US and European practices for running liquid alternative funds are considered in a guide published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima).

Oct 01, 2015

Gold bars 1Lugano-based alternative asset manager, Insch Capital Management, has developed an investment strategy that treats gold as if it were a major currency.

Sep 21, 2015

CurrenciesMassive moves within major currencies are a hallmark of 2015, and one way investors have tried to capitalise on this is with smart beta. David Stevenson looks at the strategies involved.

Sep 21, 2015

LabTaking equity smart beta and translating it to fixed income markets is a key development in this evolving investment strategy. David Stevenson finds out about index construction and the effects of holding risky bonds.

Sep 18, 2015

Guy WilliamsBNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP) has appointed Guy Williams (pictured) as a chief investment officer (CIO) in a reorganisation of its institutional business line.

Sep 04, 2015

Chess_boardAxa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has appointed Laurent Clavel to the newly created role of senior international economist within its research and investment strategy team led by Eric Chaney.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

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.