November 2008

Nicholas Pratt looks at how competition is shaking up algorithmic trading and direct market access between older and new exchanges ...

In this dynamic, challenging and competitive industry, hedge funds need to be more considerate of operations than ever before, writes Matthew Nelson (Omgeo LLC, pictured) ...

In the first of two articles looking at the personal tax treatment of fund managers in the UK and Switzerland ... Marilyn McKeever (pictured) reports on the UK tax climate ...

Fiona Rintoul asks if Qatar, a relatively new entrant to the Gulf funds industry, can compete against the likes of Bahrain ...

Property finance is a key part of Swip’s strategy in the Gulf. Peter Dorward (pictured), Swip CEO in Saudi Arabia, interviewed by Nick Fitzpatrick

Nicholas Pratt talks to Frederic Hannequart (pictured), chairman of Euroclear bank, about the quest for more automation and a pan-European infrastructure ...

Gulf governments need foreign investment. ETFs based on local exchanges are a great prize and should help European investors gain exposure, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

European fund managers may not always trust Gulf markets. But after recent carnage Middle Eastern investors are more wary of Western finance too. Angele Spiteri Paris gauges feelings among asset managers ...

Hedge funds of funds are seen as a lower risk investment option than single strategies. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how recent market conditions have treated them

Information has become vital in the fast-moving market environment. Some managers feel that companies are hindering investment decisions with their secrecy, reports Nick Fitzpatrick

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Sponsored Profiles

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.