EU reforms to increase money market fund use: State Street
The European Union Money Market Funds regulation (MMF) along with new Basel III regulations will push more investors to increase their use of the short term debt instruments, according to State Street.
Fintech opportunities are more than blockchain
Artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data create a lot of buzz among fund buyers, but many fintech opportunities lie in old technologies, such as banks’ core systems that are in desperate need of updating, argues Partick Lemmens, senior portfolio manager at Robeco.
Is now the right time to head to frontier markets?
After several tough years, things have been looking more positive for investors in emerging markets over the last couple of years, with the region outperforming its developed market peers in both 2016 and 2017.
Lack of commissions to extend 2017’s ETP rebound in Europe
Flows into European equity exchange traded products (ETP) rebounded in 2017, after an annus horribilis in 2016, and the trend is set to continue thanks to MiFID II’s transparency requirements in 2018, according to reports.
Use non-mainstream assets when conventional ones don’t cut it
When deciding on an investment strategy the temptation may be to follow the herd where there is safety in numbers, but sometimes it’s better to take the road less travelled.
Performance-linked fees work best for fixed income funds
Fidelity International’s move to change its charging structure to a performance-linked fee has been welcomed but is seen as a risky move which may not be sustainable, according to fund selectors around Europe.