Executive Interviews

Dec 19, 2013

S PierriFront office outsourcing and a growth in third-party clients are some of the landmarks of Pioneer Investments’ unfolding five-year growth plan. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to Sandro Pierri, chief executive of the Unicredit-owned asset manager.

Dec 19, 2013

P DuvalPascal Duval, Russell Investment’s Emea chief executive, is ringing the changes for performance fees, he tells Nick Fitzpatrick. The head of the multi-manager says fees are flawed, but good managers will understand.

Nov 11, 2013

Pierre ServantThe chief executive of Natixis Global Asset Management tells George Mitton about the challenging French market, acquisition plans and why significant asset managers must be present in the US.

Nov 11, 2013

Churchill FranklinChurchill G. Franklin co-founded Boston’s Acadian in 1986. He tells Nick Fitzpatrick what the firm did differently and how its international outlook led to a Ucits business based in London.

Sep 27, 2013

Massimo-TosatoMassimo Tosato talks to Nick Fitzpatrick about Schroders’ brand-building in fixed income, how to confront declining margins, and why the purchase of a small Swiss asset manager will definitely not be a catastrophe.

Sep 06, 2013

Jim-McCaughanThe chief executive at Principal Global Investors, a multi-boutique asset manager, met George Mitton in Monaco to explain why big firms are bad at original thought.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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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.