July 2009

Pia Nilsson, MD of the Swedish Investment Funds Association writes that the investment fund industry has an important role in helping to increase people’s knowledge of funds...

Contimuing our short series on pension fund regulation in some of the most important markets in Europe, Samuel Sender, of Edhec, looks at Germany...

CCPs have stood strong in the middle of all trades providing the comfort that counterparties and regulators desire. Marco Strimer (pictured) of SIX x-clear comments...

As regulators move to standardise the complex world of derivatives, Nicholas Pratt outlines what the changes mean for fund managers

The obligation for alternative fund managers to obtain an
authorisation has caused concern at European level and has been
criticised by the alternative funds industry.  Ursula García (pictured) and Maria Graiño Cuatrecasas comment

Screening companies for Haram, or forbidden, activities is becoming more and more sophisticated, says Zaineb Sefiani at BMB Islamic

After a bad year, fund managers retreated to Fund Forum conference, Monaco, in June. Angele Spiteri Paris listened to presentations and spoke to delegates to gauge the mood...

European property shares have rallied ahead of global equities since March. Vicky Watson, of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, looks at the drivers behind this...

The shipping industry has crashed big, with analysts predicting the bottom has yet to be reached. There are certainly bargains to be had, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Nicholas Pratt examines the latest changes in the Egyptian funds market and what it means for prospective international investors

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

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Executive Interviews

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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.