NEWS

Mar 28, 2017

Mexican_dancersPioneer Investments has won another equity investment mandate from a Mexican pension fund, making it one of the “most important” global asset managers in the region.

Mar 28, 2017

PopulismThe primary concerns of firms working in asset management – such as disruption from robo-advice and the challenge of managing alternatives – have all receded over the past year to make way for worries connected to political change.

Mar 27, 2017

Global_assetsInvestment fund assets worldwide increased 4.8% during the fourth quarter of 2016, to reach €41.29 trillion at end of the year.

Mar 27, 2017

SurveyAsset and wealth managers in the UK “returned to optimism” in the first quarter of 2017, following a period of “intense pessimism”.

Mar 27, 2017

Robo-adviserAllianz Global Investors (AGI) and robo-adviser Moneyfarm are to provide access to active wealth management at institutional cost to UK employees of Allianz companies.

Mar 27, 2017

Assets growthThe value of investment funds in Guernsey grew by more than £28 billion (€98 billion) last year, led by closed-ended funds.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Interest rate risk hedging: Swapping to other options

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

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.