August 2009

Regulators and politicians rightfully seek to address the challenges thrown up by the financial crisis. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to professional investors whose interests it seeks to protect. Hans Janssen Daalen comments...

VaR has a misleading description. ‘Value at risk’ sounds like it is communicating the maximum rainfall rather than just an idea of whether a rainstorm is likely. Peter Ainsworth comments...

The funds industry agrees that greater automation is needed. Should it aim for the Utopia of a fully automated fund processing chain or settle for small increases over a long time period? By Nicholas Pratt

In Monaco, the discussion on fund selection versus asset allocation got most attention. Can you have one without the other? Niklas Tell reflects on discussions at FundForum...

Paying for independent credit research has advantages when digging into company performance, say Julien Rerolle and Cédric Rimaud, of Spread Research.

A recession surely isn’t a good time for property investors to invest in shops. But some of them are. Nick Fitzpatrick visits the property market in the UK and Europe...

The European Commission proposes stricter regulation of alternative managers. Fiona Rintoul finds great hostility to this in the UK...

If women ruled the funds world, would the past two years have been any different? Academics suggest yes. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to leading female executives about risk taking...

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.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Interest rate risk hedging: Swapping to other options

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

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.