Brazilian fund managers take an interest in Europe through equity investments at home, and by launching Ucits and Sif funds in Europe.
Investors are beginning to see volatility as something that can be exploited, rather than feared, writes Lukas Sustala.
In the early part of last century Africa was a staple part of British and European investors’ asset portfolio. With the rise of the BRIC economies and Far Eastern markets, Chris andrew (pictured) of Clarmond Advisors decides it time to revisit the ‘Africa...
Investors want funds that can protect capital, outperform benchmarks and offer diversification. Many are turning to real estate, but the options are wide ranging.
As the list of top international funds houses in Milan grows longer, so the local management landscape is changing.
Fund selectors including John O'Tool at Pioneer Investments, José Concej for Allianz Global Investors in Madric, and Thomas Romig at Union Investment in Frankfurt have given their views on nightmare scenarios, star managers versus star funds, and the...
Fund selection at Pictet & Cie is the domain of Mussie Kidane, whose team covers a broad range of asset classes but is most drawn, he tells Peter Kenny, by conviction managers
Fund industry researcher Professor Russ Wermers at the University of Maryland discusses managers’ alpha, price pressure and the benefits of indexing for active managers.
At a recent Vienna conference, academics discussed the effects of liquidity on asset management, examined why hedge funds were not able to benefit from dislocations in the markets and how the illiquidity premium declined. Lukas Sustala reports
Fund selectors have had their say on issues such as attributes of managers, tail risk, liquidity challenges for hedge funds, and issues of choosing third party funds.
Multi-asset funds are absorbing large inflows from German investors, but fund of funds rivals say the model is not without its pitfalls.
In many markets around the world, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are increasingly becoming a threat to the status quo of ‘old-school’ fund managers.
Liquidity, Ucits and property assets are among the trends discussed by fund selectors in our latest roundup.
The sovereign debt crisis is blinding investors to the fundamental value to be found in Europe's top companies.
Xavier Guillon, chief executive of Oyster Funds, tells Peter Kenny that acquiring the best talent is the key to fund allocation
As the Ucits IV Directive comes into force in July, product providers must be careful how fund information is offered to private investors, according to Rudolf Siebel and Michael Pirl of the German Fund Association