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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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.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Minimum variance indices: Rewriting the rules

Jun 14, 2017

The FTSE Russell indices tracked by lyxor lead to fewer specific risks, fewer valuation and crowding issues and more consistent performance.

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.