Sweden is an export country, and this is something that needs to be considered in context of equity investments, according to Albert Hæggström, head of Swedish equity, and Johan Ågren, portfolio manager at Alfred Berg, the Nordic investment specialist...
JP Morgan Asset Management describes investment in core infrastructure, which offers both steady income and lower volatility than other asset classes, as too good to last.
Italy’s Banca Mediolanum is aiming to add 100 advisers to its network through 2013, according to chief executive Massimo Doris.
Achim Backhaus, who heads the fund-of-funds and Multi-Asset business at Hauck & Aufhaeuser, warns about naïve diversification in fixed income products.
The worst one-day spot price fall for 30 years in the gold market in April has raised the stakes in the ongoing battle between those who prefer physical gold, versus those who believe in investing in asset backed paper.
Stephanie Gabrielsson, CIO and portfolio manager at Skandia Fonder, explains her selection role for internally managed funds at the company
Strong demand for emerging market debt and equity assets should remain, according to experts in the field.
Andrew Wilson, head of investment at Towry, says it is still difficult to find reason to add eurozone assets.
Salman Ahmed, strategist on the Global & Emerging Fixed Income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, sees a number of key lessons for investors in the recent way Cyprus was treated as a eurozone member.
A number of leadership changes have taken place across Europe’s fund associations, including the region’s overall representative at EFAMA. Here is an outline of the selection process for key positions at some of Europe’s major associations.
The business of servicing is set to fill the vacuum left by Ireland’s domestic banking and asset management industry, dramatically altering the country’s financial landscape.
Spain’s fund management industry is facing an uphill struggle trying to recover from the crisis. But managers are hopeful of a gradual upturn.
Not many emerging market fund managers can remember market cycles going back to 1994, but Lutetia Capital’s Claude Tiramani can. He believes most investors have failed to take heed of those tumultuous times in their current strategies.
A comprehensive report of intermediaries and their clients in the Gulf region suggests that political instability is behind the noticeably short-term time horizons of local investors.
Corporate structures, business practices, keeping clients and defining investment terms were all subjects on the minds of European country heads at Natixis Global Associates, the distribution arm of Natixis Global Asset Management, at a recent meeting....
US hedge funds outperform in most strategies, except fixed income, where a European manager might come top of the list.
Jersey and Guernsey are taking on onshore European domiciles, such as Luxembourg, to win new business from the alternatives industry. But the greatest fight they face is how to change perceptions.
Retail investors can now buy into the credit long/short fund of Europe’s largest hedge fund for as little as $10 a share.
In a bid to raise its profile, French provider Amundi is launching a new series of exchange-traded funds on the London Stock Exchange.
Relations between shareholders and company boards have undergone some fundamental changes, making them a lot less comfortable.
The asset management offshoot of one of the UK’s oldest and largest insurance companies has decided to target professional investors and clients, rather than the man on the street, as it seeks to grow its European footprint.
The Rothschild group has been trading in Germany since the 1760s, but is only now establishing a presence there as an asset manager, with the aim of building a complete business.
Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, EFAMA president, tells the fund management industry that it must adopt a much more sophisticated approach to its business if it is to survive another global crisis.
French boutique Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co launched in 2006, just before the financial crisis and then took a brave decision to move onshore to Paris from Switzerland. The team is therefore used to bucking trends and is now set to ride an expected wave of...
Before the crisis, hedge funds were not interested in retail investors, preferring to roll out the red carpet for pension funds. But today, having a variety of investors is important to fund managers.
Turkey’s application to join the EU has stalled for some time now, but as an investment destination, it remains one of the strongest stories anywhere in the world, managers tell Jonathan Boyd
Zurich-based ACOLIN Fund Services AG, which links fund companies with distribution partners around Europe, is expanding into the British market.
Preserving the fund selection focus has been the recent challenge for customer-owned asset management and fund distribution business Länsförsäkringar, as the company threw open its platform to a wider range of funds.