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Nov 19, 2014

Data managementFragmented data management processes have become one of the most pressing concerns for financial firms, amid increased regulatory requirements and

Nov 10, 2014

ConnectingThe programme that links the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Hong Kong is set to launch later this month, opening up another channel for investors to trade Chinese A-shares.

Nov 03, 2014

Sagrada-FamiliaReal estate funds find they are still walking through a building site when it comes to the AIFMD environment, finds Alix Robertson.

Oct 24, 2014

ColoursNew rules mean mutual funds must use third-party depositaries, not local banks. Nicholas Pratt looks at how a market, where Citi was the only foreign player, may change.

Oct 24, 2014

Jean SeraniIn a new series, Funds Europein conjunction with Investec Asset Management, looks at the challenges affecting fund distributors around the world. Jean Pierre Serani Toro, chief executive officer of Valores Bancolombia, explains the opportunities he sees in asset management.

Sep 30, 2014

OutsorcingSociete Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched an investment management outsourcing service aimed at wealth managers in the UK.

Sep 26, 2014

FactoryIn the face of growing reporting requirements, Nicholas Pratt asks whether there is a case for more industry utilities.

Sep 26, 2014

FogAviva Investors has halted trading with US counterparties because of differences in regional clearing rules, finds Nicholas Pratt. For funds in general, the costs of central clearing may be disproportionate to reducing risks.

Sep 01, 2014

Calculating feesCustody banks still face business pressures as asset management clients continue to push down on custody-related fees. Nick Fitzpatrick puts the fee issue into perspective. 

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Sponsored Profiles

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Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

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The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

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We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

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We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.