September 2007

The Nice-based EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre, part of the EDHEC Business School, has teamed up with AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) to create a research chair in ‘regulation and institutional management.

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, Brown Brothers Harriman, Caceis, Citi, HSBC Securities Services, JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services, KAS Bank NV, Northern Trust, Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), State Street

The matrices below summarise information on local offices in Europe and services offered by the custody companies that participated in the funds europe Custody Survey 2007

The Funds Europe custody survey finds a greater presence of custodial banks in Europe and emerging markets, and highlights the challenges surrounding the implentation of new regulation, writes Fiona Rintoul

Christine Senior asks whether funds straight-through processing will ever equal that of equities and bonds

"For a start-up hedge fund, deciding what type of IT systems to invest in can involve difficult choices" - Tony Swei / Tradar

Just like the world’s top footballers these days, loyalty is a forgotten word in the investment industry, as finance hotshots go to where the best bonuses are or, increasingly, start their own hedge funds. By Iain Morse

"The property market has reached its peak in the UK, but the property markets in Singapore, Hong Kong and India are not even close" - Niklas Tell / Tell Media Group

Cordea Savills has just completed a second closing of its German property fund, writes Fionnuala Synott

Sheila Nicoll, who leaves the UK’s Investment Management Association to the join a regulator, tells Nick Fitzpatrick that industry relations with Europe have entered a new and better era

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