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Jun 08, 2016

Low interest rates mean investors will find good equity returns but mainly in the less liquid areas of the stock market, Jim McCaughan, chief executive officer of Principal Global Investors, said at FundForum.

Jun 08, 2016

Aviva Investors started allocating to emerging market equities and debt in February through a multi-asset fund, one of the firm’s executives revealed.

Jun 08, 2016

Luke Ellis, president of Man Group, shocked attendees of a Future Finance talk at FundForum International by announcing he "looks forward" to fund managers being replaced by computers.

Jun 07, 2016

The chairman of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama) said changes to the packaged retail and insurance-based investment products regulation, known as Priips, are needed and its implementation should be delayed.

Jun 07, 2016

Asset managers are increasingly adopting a "service industry mindset" due to the reducing growth outlook, the FundForum conference heard.

Jun 07, 2016

Fintech is disrupting many areas of the financial services industry and will soon revolutionise fund management - but are managers keeping up with the pace of change?

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Roundtable: The digital transformation opportunity

The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

The industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Tokenisation: The incredible potential of tokenisation

Tokenisation offers a new generation of investors access to a wide range of asset classes. But a lack of analysts is one reason why the market may not be ready for the possibilities, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Cryptocurrencies: Crypto funds face long wait for regulatory approval

While crypto currencies forge onwards, access for investors who prefer to invest through regulated vehicles remains muted. A wait-and-see stance by regulators lies at the centre of this, finds Nicholas Pratt.

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