Jun 12, 2017

Fund_growthBond funds saw their largest inflows globally for two years last week as investors “put safety over returns”.

Jun 12, 2017

Digital_ageEarly adopters of digital tools in asset and wealth management already report a competitive advantage and gains in improved customer experience, a survey found.

Jun 09, 2017

Uk_general_electionsThe investment industry has broadly welcomed the outcome of the UK general election saying that it makes a ‘hard’ Brexit less likely and this could allow UK financial firms to continue to sell their products across the EU single market.

Jun 09, 2017

Euro_signYesterday’s decision of the European Central Bank to keep interest rates at the same rate has received broad backing from funds industry analysts.

Jun 09, 2017

Normand_WillA London law firm has warned that a decision of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released on Tuesday could “have an extreme impact on the retail market for investment company shares”.

Jun 09, 2017

European_CommissionThe European Commission is to launch an impact assessment on the cross-border distribution of investment funds.


Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Minimum variance indices: Rewriting the rules

Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

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 & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

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.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.