June 2012

GreeceWith a Greek exit of the euro edging nearer, Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how one country could affect growth internationally.

Praveen_JagwaniUTI International (Singapore) is readying a long-biased Indian equities fund. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to Praveen Jagwani, chief executive.

LighthouseThings are changing fast in Europe, and some investors are afraid of what this may bring. Fiona Rintoul finds out what equities managers can do to allay fears.

Sea-sawA portfolio spread across a dozen asset classes can still be vulnerable in a crisis. Risk parity managers say the secret is to strike a balance, finds George Mitton.

Peter_de_ProftPeter de Proft, head of Efama, relies on his members to find a collective voice in Europe. He tells Nick Fitzpatrick that other financial industries are gravitating towards more reasonable common ground.

Business expansion is high on Asian asset managers’ to-do lists, but regional stability and a strong balance sheet are essential before taking the first step, claim our roundtable of experts. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Participants
King Lun Au, chief executive officer, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Asset Management)
Iris Chen, chief executive officer, China Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Andrew Economos, managing director...

Credit-cardData on recently launched Ucits hedge funds shows performance fees are alive and well. George Mitton reports.

WomenBrand is increasingly defined by what people say about a company on the internet. Chris Jackson, of Cicero Consulting, considers how fund management might use and develop social media.

BaloonAmong the long list of due diligence checks, investors must not lose sight of how hedge funds value their investments. Joshua M Barlow, of PAAMCO, explains how to assess a fund’s approach to this.

MonacoThe Fund Forum International conference takes place this month. Here is an overview of the event, now in its 22nd year.

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