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Mar 10, 2016

Norwegian villageThe Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund experienced its lowest year of returns last year since 2011 – though still managed to deliver a positive result of 2.68% due to an equity rally in the final quarter.

Mar 10, 2016

Merger1Baring Asset Management is to merge with its sister firms as owner, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MMLIC), moves to create a single multi-asset investment firm.

Mar 09, 2016

ETFs€703 million has flown out from Eurozone equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in February.

Mar 07, 2016

Businessmen runningLuxembourg’s ambitions to be a cross-border centre for alternative funds are under pressure. Ireland is still a most formidable player and other domiciles are gaining ‘third-country equivalence’. David Stevenson asks if the proposed Raif could be the answer.

Mar 07, 2016

The Ucits fund is likely to be the main fund of choice for many years, despite tighter regulation and competition from Asia, according to our panel of experts. Among other issues, it looks at the route to market for alternative funds.

Mar 07, 2016

The Ucits fund is likely to be the main fund of choice for many years, despite tighter regulation and competition from Asia, according to our panel of experts. Among other issues, it looks at the route to market for alternative funds.

Mar 03, 2016

Survey1Asset managers now manage a record €7 trillion in alternative assets, although institutions are sharply divided in their attitudes towards individual asset classes, a report has found.

Feb 22, 2016

Property fundEuropean investors could be paying twice as much for unlisted real estate funds than UK investors due to technical differences between how firms calculate acquisition fees.

Feb 22, 2016

Arrow down1Investors pulled €42.6 billion from European mutual funds in January, with bonds, equities and mixed assets all hit – though ‘alternative’ Ucits products raised money.

Feb 18, 2016

Real estate soldAmundi Real Estate saw twice as much activity in 2015 than in the previous year, with acquisitions and sales growing 111%.

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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

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.