December 2010

pie_charts_410The final article in the ETF series considers trading and future developments. Written by Felix Goltz and Lin Tang, of Edhec, the article is based on research carried out as part of the Core-Satellite and ETF Investment research chair sponsored by Amundi ETF

Uncertainty_410The ECB’s Target2Securities initiative for securities settlement is gaining momentum but questions still remain around the eventual cost to participants. Nicholas Pratt asks what these unanswered questions could mean for fund managers and investors

handshake_160An entirely new approach to partnership between asset managers and service suppliers is becoming evident in the more progressive deals. It may yet prove a watershed in the effectiveness and profitability of outsourcing, argues Jon Benson

butterflies‘Newcits’ funds give offshore hedge fund managers an opportunity to attract European investors wary of the offshore environment, but this wariness is receding. Nicholas Pratt asks whether the newcits craze could soon be a thing of the past and not a fund for the future

railway_pointsPortfolio changes prompted by the market environment have taken place as the number of specialists who execute transitions has shrunk. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at who is in and who is out of transition management and why certain approaches have faltered

digital_world

Brokers have for many years supplied trading tools and services to fund managers but is such an arrangement always in the best interests of the fund managers and their end investors? Nicholas Pratt investigates

Tim_keaneyAsset servicing firms offer strategic advice to fund managers about running their businesses more efficiently. But here Tim Keaney tells Nick Fitzpatrick how BNY Mellon has adapted its own servicing business to the tougher environment

manager_selection_410Institutional investors must ensure their emerging market debt manager is equipped with appropriate local expertise, advises Mathias Neidert, at bfinance

waterfall_jungleEnvironmental factors are considered to be in the realm of specialist investors only, but Angele Spiteri Paris hears that traditional equity players should also take them into account

Brazil_beachBrazil was one of 2010’s most notable markets, so Martyn Cuff, of Allianz Global Investors Europe, asks if the Brazilian asset management industry has come of age

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