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: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

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 & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.