investment strategy

Oct 21, 2013

Oil pumpsETF Securities has launched an exchange-traded investment product that tracks an index of oil and gas futures that is hedged daily against movements in the dollar/euro exchange rate.

Oct 08, 2013

Survey1Two-fifths of pension scheme trustees are open to the idea of investing in new asset classes, says a report which underlines the growing demand for alternative investments.

Oct 03, 2013

WE are closedThe partial US shutdown that saw the suspension of “non-essential” government services this week did not rattle markets but fund managers are concerned about how long it will last.

Sep 23, 2013

US federal reserveWhile many fund managers contemplate how they had come to believe so strongly in Federal Reserve tapering – which then did not happen – the signs are that equities in

Aug 29, 2013

Oil pumpsThe escalation of the civil war in Syria could send Brent oil prices in excess of $125 per barrel, a level that has in the past triggered corrections in equities.

Aug 05, 2013

LaunchAviva Investors is to launch a second US equity income fund in September and soft close an existing product in early October.

Aug 05, 2013

CO2 cloudsA growing number of institutional investors across the world say their choice of asset manager is influenced by climate change concerns.

Jul 30, 2013

Launch-ribbon-cuttingCredit Suisse has launched a series of investable multi-asset indices developed with academics at the Cass Business School and designed to offer equity-like returns with low volatility.

Jul 29, 2013

NegotiationA £160 million (€185 million) pension scheme has awarded a fiduciary mandate to SEI, which beat the existing investment consultant in the tendering process.

Jun 05, 2013

Electric currentThree currents vital to success in asset management are reflected in a fund manager’s recently launched strategy for smaller pension schemes, argues Nick Fitzpatrick, after gauging views about the industry’s future.

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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.

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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.