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Posts by Nick Lyster, CEO, Principal Global Investors (Europe)

AIFMD: An Opportunity, Not a Chore



Mention of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, AIFMD, will typically elicit a groan among investment professionals, since many view the legislation as punishment of the financial industry by politicians from the European Union. After all, the directive was instigated as a reaction…

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The Rise of Real Assets



Our research* shows that since 2008, European investors increasingly favour real assets, such as infrastructure and property.  Before then it was mainly the preserve of large Australian and Canadian funds. The search for yield and safe havens has created new patterns in investor behaviour, and…

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