Nobel Laureate William Sharpe has shared his ideas on the arithmetic of investment fees, the education of investors, expectations for equity returns and financial innovations.
Colin Finlayson, manager of the Kames Capital Absolute Return Bond Fund (Dublin) and support manager for the OEIC Strategic Bond Fund, says investors looking for absolute return strategies must recognise that they must still take some risk in order to...
Swedish manager Tundra Fonder has launched a quants based Asia ex-Japan fund to take advantage of the growing quality of information coming out of the region.
Pockets of the real estate sector are reviving but there is still a long way to go to regain pre-crisis highs, according to asset experts at the latest annual IPD conference.
Selectors at Deutsche Bank, Union Investment and Franklin Templeton have discussed remedies to the challenge of low yields, the value of multi-asset and chances in emerging markets.
Bernd Poegel, head of fund research at Deka in Germany explains his use of charts to understand fund performance.
Emerging markets, European and US equities and market volatility were all discussed at InvestmentEurope’s latest Fund Selector forum in Milan.
Romain Boscher, global head of Equities at Amundi Asset Management, says the impact of QE is evident in the amount of fear and liquidity driving markets.
22 July 2013 is a day that will either unleash great potential from alternative investment funds and managers, or result in a regulatory quagmire.
The encroachment of the proposed European Financial Transaction Tax has sparked significant and growing concern among asset managers based in the 11 EU member states set to be hit by the measure in 2014.
François Reyl, CEO of Swiss bank and asset manager Reyl & Cie, has discussed the further development and AUM targets of its London presence, taking advantage of the city's growing role as a global hub for sophisticated investors.
The financial crisis gave impetus to SRI, and now it is being given a further boost by new ways to analyse both inputs and investment outcomes.
US-based General Atlantic is among a number of bigger investors active in Europe proving that commitments to sustained long term investing with an SRI angle is capable of producing results.
A new approach to the use of open architecture is behind the introduction of fund of funds strategies at Sella Gestioni in Italy, explains Mario Baronci, who heads the selection team.
Selectors at InvestmentEurope‘s Bond Forum in Milan noted the key role national politics has had in affecting the economic environment following elections that left the country in a state of uncertainty.
Pia Nilsson, CEO of the Swedish Investment Fund Association - Fondbolagens förening - says efforts to boost investor knowledge and confidence are among her top priorities.
Walter Nuñez Ovtcharenko, head of fund and insurance analysis at Swedish independent adviser Söderberg & Partners, rejects active funds that are pseudo index trackers.
After a surprisingly strong 2012 for the funds industry in Sweden, foreign asset managers are looking for ways to further tap local demand, while domestic players are positioning for pan-European growth via exports.
Henning Gebhardt, head of EMEA equities at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, points to examples involving Xstrata and Novartis that illustrate the growing role of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions.