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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

Jim Jessee, MFS
From Fund Managers / Distribution May 12, 2015

Big-brand mindset has all of MFS playing same tune

MFS has become one of the fastest growing asset managers, spreading out from its US heartlands into Europe and beyond. But its distribution chiefs admit more could be done to bolster the firm’s brand

Matt Shafer, Natixis
From Fund Managers / Distribution March 9, 2015

Durability of multi-affiliate model holds sway at Natixis

Natixis is keen to expand away from its US and French heartlands, says distribution chief Matt Shafer, and hopes its multi-affiliate model will find favour in Asia and the UK

Yves Perrier, Amundi
From Fund Managers / Distribution March 3, 2014

Innovation adds sparkle to Perrier’s fund factory at Amundi

Amundi CEO Yves Perrier prides himself on having instilled a highly efficient culture at the French firm, but regrets missing out on the purchase of Pioneer’s funds arm

Patrick Rivière, La Française
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 8, 2013

La Française strives to make equities more palatable

Nervous investors are wary of making the jump from bonds to equities, says La Française’s Patrick Rivière, but regular dividend payouts and exposure to emerging markets can help settle nerves

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From PWM Research March 20, 2017

Allocators sense opportunities in Europe and Japan

Respondents to PWM’s global asset tracker survey predict high growth in European, global and Japanese equities

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