August 2007

Fiona Rintoul studies the data in our latest fund administration survey and considers from which geographies third-party fund administrators anticipate growth.

In their third article on risk management, Edhec’s Noël Amenc and Lionel Martellini consider the usefulness of optimisation methods

As OMAM makes headway in Europe, Angelique Ruzicka catches up with its chief executive Peter Baxter, who explains the company’s long-term strategy and key objectives

With property yields at new lows, investors are turning to hedge funds, which exploit the weakened market, writes Kristen Paech

Henderson was one of the first firms to integrate hedge funds into its long-only business, and is well placed to comment on the current buzz surrounding 130/30 funds. By Fionnuala Synott

The Isle of Man has introduced a 0% corporate tax rate to attract more asset management business. Angelique Ruzicka looks at how competition between offshore centres is intensifying

Few brokers are willing to make sell recommendations, but with the onset of 130/30 funds, more managers are finding ways to research the market. By Angelique Ruzicka

Ucits 3 has given traditional managers the opportunity to launch alternative funds. But, as Nick Fitzpatrick finds, alternative managers are using the rules to launch mainstream businesses that compete for the same client base

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

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.