NEWS

Apr 18, 2017

Pound_sterlingThis morning’s decision by the UK prime minister Theresa May to call a snap general election in June caught many in financial markets by surprise but market reaction has so far been muted.

Apr 18, 2017

BrexitThe UK’s financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) plans to spend £2.5 million (€3 million) on Brexit-related expenditure in the coming financial year.

Apr 18, 2017

ETF flows upEuropean ETF flows doubled to €30 billion in the first quarter of 2017, following a slow-down last year which led to flows falling to €15.4 billion in the last quarter of 2016, according to new figures from Amundi.

Apr 13, 2017

graph_up_downThe value of assets managed by sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) has “levelled” in the past two years, with growth of just 3% and 1% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Apr 13, 2017

ETFNet new assets for European ETFs in March amounted to €9.8 billion and total assets under management have seen a 10% increase since the beginning of the year.

Apr 13, 2017

Nina-LagronNina Lagron, described as the first woman to manage Middle Eastern equities, has joined Paris-based asset manager La Francaise.

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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.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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

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.