investment strategy

Jan 08, 2015

Greek parliament1A Greek exit from the euro, a topic that has resurfaced since December 29 when Athens called a general election, is not a major expectation for at least some fund managers who stand back and contemplate the latest

Nov 20, 2014

Tokyo2November has been a tumultuous month for the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe. With the world's third largest economy falling into recession, he has dissolved

Nov 03, 2014

Kuala LumpurMalaysia-based asset manager, Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad (Affin Hwang AM), has launched its first Luxembourg registered Ucits products.

Nov 03, 2014

TechnologyChanges in technology, investment strategy and the regulatory environment have all conspired to alter managers’ IT infrastructure. Nicholas Pratt looks at how these changes have affected vendors of order management systems.

Nov 03, 2014

Glow-sticksQuant managers could take their data capabilities to become leaders in ESG, even wielding voting power, says Asha Mehta of Acadian Asset Management.

Oct 30, 2014

Gustavo LozanoPioneer Investments has snapped up a $400 million (€317.7 million) European equity mandate from Mexican pension fund manager Afore Banamex.

Oct 24, 2014

Old carsCuba is subject to a strict embargo by the US and is not part of international capital markets. Florida-based Thomas J. Herzfeld tells Stefanie Eschenbacher how he invests in the island nation through a variety of legal strategies.

Oct 23, 2014

Tokyo cityJapan equities are cited as an attractive investment amid a mixed outlook for the rest of the year, which will see market volatility persist.

Oct 13, 2014

PensionandkeyFTSE Group has launched an index series that measures the value of default pension plans for members of defined contribution (DC) schemes.

Sep 26, 2014

GemsWith the rise of dynamic asset allocators who use index funds to hunt returns, Nick Fitzpatrick asks two ETF strategists about their approach to investment.

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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.

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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.