November 2009

Data management allows investment managers to better understand their clients, see the inflows and outflows of their investments, and understand the impact of the decisions they make ... Joe Sluys comments.

Hedge fund investors could obtain greater peace of mind through managed accounts. But there are significant infrastructure requirements for investors, funds and administrators, says Hans Hufschmid, CEO of GlobeOp

Investors and managers are looking to bolster independent asset pricing, but, discovers Nicholas Pratt, valuation tools have to be able to address the problem of managing complex pricing data from multiple sources...

Fund managers are said to be creating their own data hubs away from external administrators in order to keep important data at their fingertips. Nick Fitzpatrick finds the rationale for this could extend to fear of litigation...

Agricultural property in the UK can provide a secure long-term investment. It has a track record of stability, now combined with the increasing importance of food security

Smaller emerging market companies will benefit from government stimulus packages and infrastructure spend. They are an exciting area for institutional investors, says Alastair Reynolds, of SWIP...

Luxembourg must continue to change and adapt if it is to secure favoured brand status, especially in a world of commoditising funds, says Bob Kneip, of KNEIP

Emerging market equities may still be popular, but the improving debt profile of many countries is boosting the case for emerging market bonds too. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to fund managers focusing on the sector...

Senior executives at Martin Currie expect 2009 to be a profitable year for the firm. Fiona Rintoul finds the Scottish fund manager cut bonuses to help control costs...

The Uctis IV regulations will lead fund managers and service providers to create ‘mega’ structures as products consolidate, says Michael Ferguson, of Ernst & Young.

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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.