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Sofiane Lahmar, DPI
From Fund Managers May 24, 2017

Burgeoning middle class fuels growth in Africa’s banking sector

There is more to Africa than natural resources. Private equity opportunities can be found within markets like Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, but companies with a regional strategy are most attractive  

Jonathan Cohen, RoboCap
From Fund Managers April 20, 2017

Fintech on Friday: Financial services and robotics far from natural bedfellows

High net worth individuals should be more interested in the investment opportunities offered by robotics and automation than their impact on wealth management, claims Jonathan Cohen of RoboCap

Lee Gardhouse, Hargreaves Lansdown
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 20, 2017

Size isn’t everything as fund performance beats brand

Fund selectors claim brand is unimportant, with the manager, investment process and anticipated returns all higher on the agenda

Stéphane Corsaletti, Neuflize
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 20, 2017

Sub-advisory opens door to niche managers and bespoke products

Asset managers looking for higher transparency and exclusivity of distribution are finding the sub-advisory approach gives access to boutiques and helps them stand out from rivals

Beverley Sharp, Mercer
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 19, 2017

Less is more for private banks picking product providers

The preferred partner model, whereby private banks source their product menu from a small number of asset managers, is gaining traction 

Christian A. Edelmann web
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 19, 2017

M&A on the rise as asset managers battle falling revenues

A merger may enable asset managers to cut costs, but the most successful collaborations are those which bring together complementary capabilities

Tom Rampulla, Vanguard
From Fund Managers / Profiles March 28, 2017

Vanguard passionate about driving down costs in asset management

Vanguard’s low cost approach is of huge benefit to its customers, insists Thomas Rampulla, managing director of the firm’s Financial Advisor Services division, claiming active managers would be wise to follow suit

Santo Borsellino, Generali Investments
From Fund Managers / Profiles July 18, 2016

External assets central to Generali’s expansion drive

Generali Investments’ chief executive Santo Borsellino made growing the Italian firm’s third party business a “key priority” when he took control in 2013. So far the decision has paid off

Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen
From Fund Managers / Profiles July 12, 2016

Aberdeen says fund houses must digitise

Aberdeen CEO Martin Gilbert believes a diversified fund offering and the firm’s recent cost-cutting drive will mean a change in fortunes

Marty Dobbins, State Street
From Fund Managers / Distribution June 22, 2016

Funds and fintechs find Luxembourg an attractive base

Asset managers have long been using Luxembourg as a base for cross-border fund distribution but the Grand Duchy has found a new lease of life as a haven for tech-based start-ups

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