investment strategy

Feb 06, 2014

LaunchUnion Investment has launched a global convertible bond fund pursuing sustainable investments for institutional investors, the UniInstitutional Global Convertibles Sustainable.

Jan 22, 2014

BlanketAfore Banamex pension fund issued the first international mandate earlier this year. Andrew Short looks at the how the Mexican pension market – which is forecast to be worth $500 billion within ten years –  is opening up.

Jan 22, 2014

Risk1Major asset owners may be in two minds about their investment strategy, torn between the general forecast of a moderate recovery in the economy and the potentially

Jan 06, 2014

Mixed-chartAlthough they made positive performance gains in 2013, hedge funds may soon find their collective assets surpassed by the sum invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Nov 22, 2013

Gold bars 1The gold price “collapse” is one of the most notable investment trends of 2013 after the metal’s value fell 27% – the largest annual decline since 1981 – and short positions rose by 71%, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Nov 12, 2013

UnicornMany years after the active versus passive debate was launched, the attacks on active managers continue. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Nov 12, 2013

MazeAs ETF providers face a maze of operating challenges in the European market, Fiona Moore of Northern Trust tells Funds Europe how asset servicers can help steer them to their goals.

Nov 12, 2013

Francois-MilletQuality income stocks is an attractive new equity asset class which has grown out of the uncertainties in the markets in the past five years. François Millet of Lyxor explains.

Nov 11, 2013

HouseRegulation is pushing French banks to prioritise deposits over mutual funds. In this tough environment, French asset managers are looking to cut costs and expand abroad. George Mitton reports.

Nov 11, 2013

Plane wheelsThere are challenges facing alternative investment fund managers with the introduction of the AIFMD. Doug McPhee and Matthew Warren from KPMG focus  on the pressing issues that will affect them the most.

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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.

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...

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.

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

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.