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Editor’s view

'There is no alternative' has been a popular mantra of the investment world in recent years, with allocations to products such as funds an important tool in investors' fight against record-low interest rates and yields. But once you've made the leap into investing, alternatives abound. In this latest …

Market Focus

The dry season

This summer’s drought in Austria did not only affect farmers and swimming pool owners – local fund managers also suffered from insufficient new business to offset redemptions. A resurgence in withdrawals from bond funds was the main cause of increased industry outflows in August. Mixed and property funds, …

Distributor commentary
“I think that the low-interest-rate environment will have an effect in this regard, in that it should lead to the launch of products that suit the requirements a of such a scenario. Other factors that could come into play would be the carrying out of structural reforms in countries - Greece, for example - where such measures have yet to be effected, and the removal of political risk as a threat to market stability over the next few years. ”
Drivers of change: Spain, Funds of funds management

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