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: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

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Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

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...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

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

Roundtables & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

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

Jun 14, 2017

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