April 2009

In today's post-Lehman climate, hedge funds are seeking to use multiple prime brokers in order to reduce the risk of locking up assets with insolvent banks, writes Nicholas Pratt...

In January this year, England’s Court of Appeal provided a major boost
to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) effort to support
SEC enforcement activities outside the US. The Court of Appeal approved
the High Court’s decision to grant the SEC an order freezing the UK
assets of a UK citizen. Alex H. Rene (pictured) comments...

For investors and regulators interested in the CDS market the greatest need is for increased transparency, writes Rhodri Preece...

Corporate bonds may not be the most glamorous or high-profile of investments, but their issuance is currently reaching record levels. Nick Fitzpatrick finds that they are a good asset for long-term investors...

The
business suit was always incongruous as a symbol of radical protest -
but last week things changed. A small but significant number of
financial professionals in the besieged City of London ignored HR’s
motherly advice to dress casually and instead buttoned down collars and
straightened up ties before boarding the morning train. Standing...

Uncertainty could lead fund managers to seek the safety of more regulated products, tougher domiciles and quality providers. Nicholas Pratt looks at the results of the Funds Europe 2009 European Third-Party Administration Survey to see what kind of administrators will prove to be a destination of choice...

The current market turmoil has led investors to reassess traditional portfolio management. Tim Smith, of Conversus Capital, highlights the advantages of holding private equity funds alongside or instead of LP funds...

Criticism of corporate governance has become common in recent months. As fundamental financial paradigms begin to shift, Fiona Rintoul asks whether we need to reconfigure the system...

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

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Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.