Fund Noir: The French Connection Dossier (on Distribution)

The New Fund Order

04-04-2021 • 28 mins

Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance.

A cold wind is blowing.. As night falls on Europe, in the City a bearded stranger checks his watch under street lamp, beneath his trilby and overtly 60s square glasses he checks the time. As he waits he grasps onto his Russian 8mm cine, in the shadows lurk all the secrets of the European fund distribution industry. His contact, a Frenchman, has the dossier he needs but will he talk?

Join us in the noir of fund costs and governance, just how well do fund selectors understand the costs of the funds they are paying for and does the industry offer good value?

Many things change yet some things remain the same. Our industry is nearly 8 times larger than 2 decades ago but does it offer investors eight times the experience? Our contact is Hugues Gillibert, co-founder of Fitz Partners, our de facto  'man on the inside' and keeper of the industry secrets. We go all espionage with Hugues to discuss value for money.

Together with left-field opinion, global market news and latest views, direct from my dystopian bunker. In the Air, on the Ground, on the Street and around the corner of Debate. Watching, listening, in the Shadows and on your Airwaves. For Fund Selectors, distributors, wealth managers and investors.

In association with my sponsor Allianz Global Investors (AGI) one of the world's leading active managers. My thanks to my guest Hugues and Fitz Partners.. and you dear listener.

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