April 2011

Top executives at some of the fund admin firms surveyed tell Funds Europe about the coming challenges for the year.


Sweden_MapPia Nilsson, CEO of the Swedish Investment Fund Association tells us about the extensive experience the swedes have with funds.

StatuesThe outlook for the asset management industry is now stable, after almost three years of being negative, as firms’ significantly improved earnings capacity and their enhanced balance sheets have strengthened credit fundamentals overall.

Charlie_PorterCharlie Porter, CEO of Thames River Capital, has a distinctly hands-on approach to managing people – he pokes them in the back and asks them what they do. He tells Angele Spiteri Paris how it works

BuddaGold is considered a safe-haven investment and that’s not about to change. But the market could see more such funds coming out of China as demand in the region increases. George Mitton reports

glass_slipperFund distribution is increasingly global. Nicholas Pratt examines the strain this puts on the transfer agents and how providers should react

Shot_glassHigh-yield bonds are much in demand among investors. Nicholas Pratt examines how post-trade processes are coping with the rising volume

MinersThere is no denying it, 2010 was a tough year, according to our fund administration survey respondents. Nicholas Pratt finds out what sizeable challenges they faced

Recycling_signRecent fund data showed outflows from bonds. Yet the high-yield sector remains popular. George Mitton discovers how the financial crisis helped this asset class rid itself of a bad reputation

overweight_410Funds that performed well historically are bound to attract inflows and boutique firms need to keep a tight hold on capacity to avoid a negative impact on performance, finds Angele Spiteri Paris


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