real estate

Oct 16, 2015

Oriental dominosMulti-asset funds have been a popular choice for investors for some time. With recent market ructions, David Stevenson finds out how these funds are coping in difficult conditions.

Oct 16, 2015

James ElliotJames Elliot, a chief investment officer within multi-assets at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Funds Europe about the evolution of multi-asset funds and how the strategy is invested.

Oct 16, 2015

Linda GibsonWhen Old Mutual Asset Management expanded its global distribution three years ago, the top job went to Linda T Gibson. As she tells Nick Fitzpatrick, her background in business is unusual for such a role.

Oct 16, 2015

Alan DundonIt’s probably fair to say that anyone doing the private equity and real estate (PERE) conference circuit back in 2012/13 would have found it difficult to get a fan club off the ground dedicated to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Oct 14, 2015

Office buildings1Funds of funds that invest in non-listed real estate – and returned a disappointing 0.2% two years ago - have moved back to “prominence as a key area of interest for institutional investors”, it is claimed, after the sector made a total return of 8% last year.

Sep 11, 2015

PatchworkFunds Europe asked leading custody figures about overlapping reporting requirements and dealing with fragmented approaches by countries to fund retrocessions.

Aug 21, 2015

HiredEuropean investment and private bank has hired Kallum Pickering as its senior UK economist.

Aug 19, 2015

US real estateInvestors who have caused global property to emerge as one of the year’s most popular asset classes so far have been rewarded by their US holdings.

Aug 19, 2015

Oxford street shoppersAlthough the rise in UK inflation took fund managers by surprise this week, some of them should have seen it coming…

Aug 17, 2015

real estateGlobal investment in commercial property grew by more than 10% in the first half (1H) of the year, though activity in Asia slowed and prime yields across the board reached new lows.

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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.