real estate

Jan 25, 2016

UK real eastateInvestors looking for income from property have the option to tap real estate companies and investment trusts through an index fund from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

Jan 22, 2016

Steven SewellMacquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Mira) has appointed a specialist from Australia to lead its European property investment business.

Jan 20, 2016

real estateLuxembourg has grown in popularity as a domicile for real estate investment funds (Reifs), according to a survey released by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) and conducted by Big Four accountancy firm EY Luxembourg.

Dec 23, 2015

We profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

EMERGING MARKET debt

Kames Capital has extended its fixed income range with the launch of an emerging market bond fund.

It will invest mainly in the investment grade debt of sovereigns and corporates, primarily through hard currency.

Emerging market bonds will comprise a minimum of 80% of the fund’s portfolio, and 80% of its holdings will be investment grade at a minimum. The...

Dec 18, 2015

Tony DohertyLegal & General Investment Management’s real estate and infrastructure arm, LGIM Real Assets, has appointed Tony Doherty as head of product development in its business development team.

Dec 14, 2015

Handshake contractEuropean insurers are uncertain about the ability of asset managers to help them make enough investment returns to be able to meet guaranteed rates for their policy holders.

Dec 10, 2015

real estateProject, a German real estate asset manager with €1.2 billion of assets under management, is to launch a version of its Vier Metropolen fund, which invests in urban German real estate projects, for institutional investors.

Dec 09, 2015

Liquid alternativesDaily liquidity in defined contribution (DC) pension schemes means savers lose out on extra returns from less liquid alternative investments, a group of investment professionals says.

Dec 04, 2015

Loic SchmidGeneva Swiss Bank has appointed Loïc Schmid as head of asset management.

Dec 02, 2015

Robot handGerman investors anticipate a greater role for artificial intelligence (AI) in asset management and say these advanced computers are already competing with traditional active managers.

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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.