Rating firm Fundhouse has voiced concerns about the lack of diversified sources of return within SLI’s GARS fund.
Standard Life Investments has reported its net third party inflows leapt to £10.3bn (€13.2bn) in 2015 from just £1.7bn in 2014.
The SLI GARS fund was the best-selling mutual fund in Europe in November, taking in €1bn in net new money. However, there are multi-strategy funds that perform much better.
In part two of a video interview, Andrew Summers explains why he is a big believer in alternative investments, and reveals a couple of his favourite funds in this area.
In this video, manager Neil Richardson of the Standard Life Investments Global Focused Strategies Fund, explains why he sees selective opportunities in Japanese equities. He also gives his view on the rationality of the European yield curve.
Barry Norris, the European equity manager and co-founder of London-based investment boutique Argonaut, is one of the most outspoken proponents of a Grexit. The refusal of the current ‘communist’ Greek government to commit to reforms means the country’s economy could never be able to stand on its own feet if it stays in the eurozone, Norris believes.
Dylan Emery talks to Franklin Templeton’s European chief Jamie Hammond about one of the driving forces of the European funds industry in the past few years: the growth of multi-asset, outcome-orientated funds.
Fund selectors in Barcelona are convinced Spanish bonds are overpriced. But bond fund managers brazenly told the crowd that they will edge even lower, at least in the short term.
Standard Life Investments’ Mikhail Zverev on great European stocks, the future of Google and the importance of data analytics
The European funds industry amassed net inflows of 3.5bn in August, with Italy, Spain and the UK taking the lion’s share of assets, according to Lipper