ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathan Boyd

Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

Steve Johnstone of Janus Henderson Investors outlines the market neutral approach at Hamburg Summit

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Sep 2018

Steve Johnstone, fund manager at Janus Henderson Investors, is set to outline how investors can benefit from applying an equity market neutral approach at times of market uncertainty,…

Lessons from the pitch of life: World Cup winner Paul Breitner joins NIMF Munich

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Sep 2018

Paul Breitner, a member of Germany’s World Cup winning squad of 1974, is set to share his outlook on life and team planning when he delivers the…

‘Bigger than BlackRock’ – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust creates Asia’s biggest manager by APAC AUM

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Sep 2018

The asset management unit of Sumi Trust, the Japanese manager already offering access to strategies via Ucits and segregated accounts, is set to merge with another existing…

Nikko AM establishes Corp Sustainability Dept, as HSBC GAM survey finds UK IFAs call for ESG ratings

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Sep 2018

Nikko Asset Management has announced the establishment of a Corporate Sustainability Department, intended to bolster its commitment to ESG both in terms of how it operates and…

Oil and EM Currencies – What’s Different This Time

By: Dmitri Savin And Ilke Smit | 19 Sep 2018

Just as in 2008, 2010, and 2011, oil prices have escalated in 2018, reaching 70% on a year-over-year basis by June. This time, however, the drivers are…

Investors finding attractive income in preferred securities

By: William Scapell | 19 Sep 2018

As interest rates in the US continue to rise – and other central banks move tentatively towards tightening – investors are increasingly looking for ways to preserve…

Regulatory burdens, tech changes higlighted by Nordic fund associations

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Sep 2018

Mifid II, regtech and changes to the premium pension system are among the topics being highlighted by the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association (VFF)  and the Swedish…

Legg Mason targets shipping industry debt with fund float

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Sep 2018

EnTrustPermal, an affiliate of Legg Mason, has launched an IPO on the London Stock Exchange to raise $250m for the Blue Ocean Maritime Income investment trust, which…

Brexit: Positioning for a property crash – but maybe it won’t happen at all

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Sep 2018

Comments from US property specialist Cohen & Steers’ president Joseph Harvey and analysis firm 4x Global’s managing director Olivier Desbarres, suggest there remain significant question marks against…

Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified, Valentum FI and DWS Deutschland join highest rated on SharingAlpha platform

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Sep 2018

The Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified, Valentum FI and DWS Deutschland funds have become the top new entrant to the latest update of funds most highly rated by SharingAlpha’s platform…

Mirae Asset GI CIO to attend December Stockholm Forum

By: Jonathan Boyd | 14 Sep 2018

Rahul Chadha, CIO of Mirae Asset Global Investments (HK), will take part in the upcoming Stockholm Forum 2018, hosted by InvestmentEurope at the Grand Hotel, Stockholm, on 4 December. Other groups…

Sweden’s PPM platform changes queried by local Fund Association

By: Jonathan Boyd | 14 Sep 2018

The Swedish Investment Fund Association has warned that the tighter regulations set to be applied to funds seeking distribution through the country’s premium pension system may end…

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