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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

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares
From Fund Managers / Distribution January 28, 2016

Technology fundamental to the rise of smart beta strategies

Technology has proved to be a driving force behind the rise of smart beta, both in terms of developing the strategies themselves and in distributing the products that put them to use

Jamie Black, Sarasin
From Fund Managers / Profiles November 18, 2015

Clients warming to Sarasin’s two-pronged thematic process

Sarasin & Partners, pioneers of the long-term thematic approach to investing, see plenty of opportunity in US equities, while also highlighting European and Japanese exporters 

Alex Hoctor-Duncan, BlackRock
From Fund Managers October 13, 2015

BlackRock’s boots on the ground build local presence

A recruitment drive in its growth markets is allowing BlackRock to build partnerships with more domestic firms, according to Emea boss Alex Hoctor-Duncan, while reporting rising demand for products offering income 

Jonathan Willcocks, M&G Investments
From Fund Managers / Distribution August 26, 2015

M&G reports huge appetite for multi-asset solutions

Multi-asset funds are proving increasingly popular among investors looking to diversify away from bonds and boost income, claims M&G’s Jonathan Willcocks, while Europe is expected to become the next sub-advisory battleground

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From Fund Managers / Distribution August 25, 2015

‘Global gorillas’ reach for the stars

Fund distribution is changing. A number of “global gorillas” are expanding through acquisition to dominate the cross-border space while other banks look to dominate their domestic markets. But does this benefit investors?

Nick Lyster, PGI
From Fund Managers / Distribution June 11, 2015

Principal Global Investors senses opportunity amid sub-advisory surge

The bulk of Principal Global Investors’ future growth will come from HNW individuals, says Nick Lyster who runs the US firm’s European operations, with private banks’ renewed appetite for sub-advisory partners a prime target

From Fund Managers May 18, 2015

Dig deeper to unearth cream of funds crop

It is not always possible to carry out full in-depth due diligence on a portfolio manager, but it is essential that advisers go beyond merely screening past performance before recommending funds to clients

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