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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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.