investment strategy

May 29, 2015

Ron BarinRon Barin has been appointed to the 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from around the world, including individuals such as Saker Nusseibeh, founder of Hermes Investment Management and Alan Brown, former chief investment officer of Schroders.

May 15, 2015

ArguingActivist hedge funds have grown in popularity and produced decent returns – but as David Stevenson reports, the tactics of some have sparked controversy.

May 15, 2015

Euro windfallCentral bank stimulus and huge fund inflows that followed it have propelled European stocks. Alix Robertson asks if this is good or bad for active investors.

Apr 23, 2015

Calculating valueVanguard Asset Management has hit out against active mangers saying most tend to underperform their benchmarks over five, 10 and 15 years, largely as a result of high fees.

Apr 10, 2015

PencilsPension schemes can still invest in offshore alternative funds, but national regulations are making the task harder, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, Aberdeen Asset Management is planning an alternative Ucits launch.

Mar 23, 2015

Paris2Paris-based asset manager Tobam has cast its net wider in Europe, making seven strategies in its Sicav range available to investors in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands and Belgium.

Mar 23, 2015

Chess boardBoutique asset manager Unigestion intends to launch an investment strategy based on systematic factors such as value, momentum, quality and size.

Mar 19, 2015

CyclistInvestment management has a lot to learn from the sporting world. One Olympic coach is already active in helping fund managers sharpen their game, as Alix Robertson reports.

Mar 19, 2015

Cotton flowersIt is difficult to invest in commodities using the ever-popular Ucits framework. David Stevenson finds out how investors can access the asset class and whether there’s an appetite for it.

Feb 12, 2015

TaxIn a week where tax avoidance has dominated the press, UK hedge funds have shown that they have paid their due to the Exchequer, contributing £4 billion (€5.4 billion) according to research

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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.