real estate

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.

Nov 26, 2015

UK budgetThe more buoyant economic outlook for Britain that UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne forecast yesterday has sparked a less-than-homogenous response from investment managers.

Nov 23, 2015

Risk1German asset managers have been urged to internationalise investments for bank and insurer clients to cope with depressed returns caused by low rates and regulation.

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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.