investment strategy

Jul 18, 2014

Jack-InglisAt a time when many commentators have claimed that hedge fund performance is “disappointing”, investor satisfaction levels continue to rise. At the end of 2013, a Barclays survey of investors found that hedge fund performance for that year had been either in line with or better than the expectations of more than half of all institutional investors. A survey by Preqin in January 2014 found that more than 80% of institutional investors were satisfied with...

Jun 05, 2014

World cup brasilThe country with the best-performing equity index out of all the nations in the FIFA World Cup in the past 12 months was Spain, followed by Greece.

May 21, 2014

LaunchSmith & Williamson Investment Management, part of UK-based accountancy and private bank group Smith & Williamson, has launched an emerging market value fund employing its

May 20, 2014

TruckIn the second of a two-part article, the Edhec-Risk Institute looks at further conclusions from its recent survey of the liability-driven investing practices of European pension funds.

Apr 24, 2014

Survey1Eighty per cent of official institutions, such as sovereign wealth funds, expect to increase their exposure to emerging market securities as they seek

Apr 15, 2014

Steel factoryExchange-traded product (ETP) flows suggest investors expect a boost for cyclical commodities such as industrial metals at the expense of gold and silver.

Mar 17, 2014

Trapeze womanRisk profiles of alternative investment funds are completely different than those for Ucits products. This is an issue vital to the success of the AIFMD brand, say Norddine Bennani and Dominique Marchal, of Bennani & Marchal Associates.

Mar 14, 2014

LuxembourgIt’s no surprise that regulation will again dominate the agenda at the spring conference of the Luxembourg funds association. We ask key figures what they expect to be discussed.

Feb 19, 2014

Tire tracksIs 2014 the year of the multi-asset fund? With uncertainty plaguing the markets, more investors are turning to fund managers for help with asset allocations – and with good reason. George Mitton reports.

Feb 10, 2014

Signing dealState Street Corporation has won a €5.6 billion asset servicing mandate from a Finnish pension fund, usurping SEB Group, a leading Nordic player.

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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.

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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.

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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.