In-depth analysis of the latest investment trends
ANALYSIS: Fund fees wipe out ‘20% of gross returns’
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) is turning up the heat on asset managers, highlighting the impact of fund charges on returns in a fresh report. Fund fees wipe out an average 20% of gross returns, according to the regulator.
ANALYSIS: When will the next market correction hit?
It has now been almost two years since we last saw equity or credit markets fall by more than 5%. Investors are sanguine markets will continue their relentless rally for the time being.
ANALYSIS: More work needed to drive long/short equity fund revival
Long/short equity funds have started to recover from a disastrous 2016, leading to a pick-up in inflows. But managers still have work to do to regain the confidence of sceptical investors.
Why you should care about the German elections
You may be forgiven for not staying up late this Sunday to watch the final results of Germany’s parliamentary elections come in. While Chancellor Merkel is sure to win, the scale of her victory is likely to impact the future direction of bond spreads.
EU single market to be ‘fragmented’ by MiFID II, says KPMG
Stark differences in regulatory interpretation among the 28 members of the European Union means that Mifid II could end up defying its purpose and result in a “fragmented” single market.
ANALYSIS: Have hurricanes blown away cat bond credibility?
Investors were bracing for the worst when the Swiss Re Cat Bond Index plummeted 15% in the wake of hurricane Irma. But the unprecedented damage caused could actually be a blessing in disguise for the asset class.