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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

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

Alex Hoctor-Duncan, BlackRock
From Fund Managers / Distribution 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

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