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Dec 23, 2015

AuthomationThe funds industry faces intense operational pressure from proposed regulatory and other changes. Euroclear’s Scott Caine says firms must do more to embrace automation if they are to keep their business agenda on track.

Dec 23, 2015

After years of recession, rising prices, inflation and record unemployment, the funds industry in Spain appears to be on the up again, writes Kit Klarenberg. 

Spain was badly wounded by the financial crisis of 2007/08. According to Morningstar data, the equity market in Spain stood at around €8.8 billion in 2007. By 2010, this had almost halved due to outflows of €4 billion. If market impact depreciation is taken into account, the market bottomed at €2.2 billion in early 2009. 

Fears of a Eurozone exit kept...

Dec 22, 2015

Bringing together funds industry specialists and custody banks that offer lending programmes, Funds Europe discusses recent market developments, including volumes and revenues in the Ucits business.

Dec 22, 2015

WindfallThe collateral transformation market has yet to attract fund managers but imminent regulatory deadlines and a need for cash may yet entice them, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Dec 22, 2015

BirdsEuropean asset managers have become more active participants in securities lending as they look to eke out returns in a low interest rate environment. They are also more accepting about non-cash collateral, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Dec 21, 2015

SunsetOlivia Vinden and Alex Heasman of Alpha FMC look at the pressure on trading desks and middle offices that global firms face.

Dec 04, 2015

Devan ChauAxa Investment Managers has appointed Devan Chau as senior trader in its trading & securities financing (TSF) team based in Hong Kong.

Dec 03, 2015

Arrow downThe launch of commodity trading advisor (CTA) hedge funds dropped this year to the lowest level since 2006 as investor dissatisfaction grew.

Nov 27, 2015

David LattoUnigestion has announced the appointment of David Latto as senior vice president, portfolio manager, within the equities team.

Nov 23, 2015

The two firms will launch a platform offering physically backed ETFs – a move that marks LGIM’s first dedicated move into the ETF sphere.

Source currently offers 15 ETFs that track physical assets, such as precious metals.

LGIM has £264 billion (€376 billion) of assets managed in traditional passive funds and is a major global investor with total assets under management of £717 billion. The firm will be responsible for the daily running of the ETFs, while Source will oversee operational aspects of the platform.

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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...

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We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

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