real estate

Nov 19, 2015

The firm has announced a strategy for institutional investors to invest in the Spanish residential property market. It focuses on the construction of residential housing complexes and the conversion of existing properties to residential real estate in the metropolitan regions of Madrid and Barcelona.

The investment strategy is targeting a total return of 155% to 175% after local taxes and costs by the end of its investment term in 2019.

Nov 13, 2015

Jorrit ArissenKempen Capital Management (KCM), a subsidiary of Dutch merchant bank Kempen & Co, has bolstered its real estate team with the hire of Jorrit Arissen.

Nov 11, 2015

CurrenciesThe ETF industry looks set for a record year of inflows, despite market volatility in global equities. David Stevenson looks at which parts of the ETF industry are benefiting most from investor sentiment.

Nov 11, 2015

YuansAfter the turmoil in China’s markets this summer, Nick Fitzpatrick finds reasons to be optimistic, including good news for A-share ETFs – although their large holdings in the bank sector could hold them back.

Nov 11, 2015

RenminbiThe chaos in China’s stock market this summer led some pessimistic analysts to predict a financial crisis. Dave Waller finds that there are positive signs amid the dark clouds.

Nov 11, 2015

Buildings on rocksThe collapse in China’s stock market this summer shook world markets and caused panic across Asia. George Mitton examines how the asset management world sought to understand the chaotic events.

Nov 11, 2015

The crash in share prices may have unnerved some investors, but the Chinese authorities are continuing with their plans for renminbi internationalisation and mutual fund recognition. We asked a number of experts for their views.

Nov 06, 2015

Kid planeAs the barrage of new regulations keeps coming, asset servicers must innovate to stay competitive, finds David Stevenson.

Nov 06, 2015

ConfusionThe European Commission has demanded that payments for research must be unbundled from execution payments – but as Nicholas Pratt discovers, nobody yet knows how it will be done.

Nov 06, 2015

ShanghaiDespite the volatility of the summer, China remains a great opportunity for investors that can take a long-term view.

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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.