The asset management industry will have ever more to deal with the digitalisation issue, tech giants will soon invest the market, ETFs’ share will increase fast, and the forthcoming regulation will induce several changes not only on the distribution side. These are some of the trends that have been discussed at the Fund Forum 2015 in […]
A senior manager at France’s AMF has said managers who come under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive should trumpet the extra protection it affords investors as a benefit of other investments, rather than emphasising the rules’ negative points.
Research at Cambridge University linking neuroscience with finance has suggested traders who experience winning streaks should instead take a lie down – or indeed be removed from the trading floor – to let their adrenalin-doped bodies re-set before something bad inevitably happens.
Sovereign wealth funds will play a key role in the “disappearance of hundreds of billions of dollars” from the private sector asset management industry over the coming decade, as some of the world’s largest investors become investment managers by buying into the sector, says KPMG.
Performance may not result in the hiring of an asset manager, but it certainly is the main reason for firing them, according to a study of Europe’s largest fund buyers by KPMG and Caceis.
Only a slim majority of seven leading asset managers involved in Europe have said the Eurozone’s debt crisis will be over in five years, but this did not stop all saying the region is still worth pursuing from the perspective of clients in the near-term.
The entrepreneurial spirit and economic boom in emerging countries like China has brought great individual wealth without question, but it has also brought an expectation by many locals that performance from fund investments should keep pace with growth in their businesses – daunting for fund providers where in some cases the enterprise in question has expanded at 20% a year.
The increasingly popular field of risk-based fund products will suffer from a number of hurdles, not least explaining to investors what the term actually means, according to panellists discussing the topic at Fund Forum in Monaco yesterday.
Panellists in a discussion on platforms as a distribution tool for asset managers and an offering for fund buyers have rejected any idea that the concept of a platform’s use is uniform across Europe.
Fund selection could be set to “step back 20 years in regards to the end client” because of regulatory changes occurring in Europe, the US and Asia, according to fund buyers and managers speaking at the Fund Forum event in Monaco yesterday.