August 2009

Regulators and politicians rightfully seek to address the challenges thrown up by the financial crisis. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to professional investors whose interests it seeks to protect. Hans Janssen Daalen comments...

VaR has a misleading description. ‘Value at risk’ sounds like it is communicating the maximum rainfall rather than just an idea of whether a rainstorm is likely. Peter Ainsworth comments...

The funds industry agrees that greater automation is needed. Should it aim for the Utopia of a fully automated fund processing chain or settle for small increases over a long time period? By Nicholas Pratt

In Monaco, the discussion on fund selection versus asset allocation got most attention. Can you have one without the other? Niklas Tell reflects on discussions at FundForum...

Paying for independent credit research has advantages when digging into company performance, say Julien Rerolle and Cédric Rimaud, of Spread Research.

A recession surely isn’t a good time for property investors to invest in shops. But some of them are. Nick Fitzpatrick visits the property market in the UK and Europe...

The European Commission proposes stricter regulation of alternative managers. Fiona Rintoul finds great hostility to this in the UK...

If women ruled the funds world, would the past two years have been any different? Academics suggest yes. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to leading female executives about risk taking...

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

The 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are...

SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.