Strategy

In a rapidly evolving industry, robust operational strategies are required to manage growth, consolidation, change, and business evolution. This section covers the subjects and issues fund operations leaders are exploring and coming up against, including business and fund structures, operational policies, fund distribution, and the bridge between business plans and operational execution.

Why fund operators should consider boosting allocations to international stocks

Kevin Mahn, President and Chief Investment Officer at Hennion & Walsh Asset Management explores how inflation is impacting fund operators and how t...

How Invesco is using strategic scenario planning to de-risk the future

Nicolas Steiner, Director, Strategy and Innovation at Invesco, explores the steps the company is taking to address disruption on the horizon includ...

How fund managers can overcome cultural challenges

Jeanette Marais CEO of Momentum Investments and Deputy CEO of Momentum Metropolitan explores some of the greatest people management challenges facing the asset manag...

Economic outlook: How investors should be thinking about inflation

Gilles Moëc, AXA Group Chief economist explores how investors can turn inflation into an opportunity rather than a risk

Chef economist insight: 11 investment risks keeping fund operators up at night

Chris Iggo, CIO Core Investments, AXA Investment Managers explores some of the key issues that fund operators are grappling with including ESG, tra...

How index providers are thinking about ESG

We are heading in the direction where there is going to be an ESG variant for every traditional index, says Reid Steadman, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, S&P...

How to integrate ESG considerations into private markets

Matt Simms, Trustee Director and Chair of the Investment Implementation Committee, Hermes Group Pension, shares how he evaluates ESG managers and philosophies in pri...

Investor view: How asset owners are thinking about ESG monitoring

Catherine Chen, Responsible Investment Manager at Royal London, explores the key challenges when it comes to evaluating and monitoring ESG managers...

How SECOR used communication and co-ordination to overcome time pressures and launch a new hedged equity fund

Andrew Bang, Client Services, at SECOR examines the challenges the firm faced launching a new product on an abbreviat...
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