February 2008

"Jersey is recognised for its credible and experienced fund administrators and the quality of its regulation" Richard Thomas (Jersey Funds Association)

RAB Capital has hired Gary Pitts to be its chief compliance officer. Pitts joins from Brevan Howard Asset Management, where he held a similar role. He has also held senior regulatory and compliance-related functions at Threadneedle, Credit Suisse and Henderson Global Investors.

Pioneer Investments has appointed Roger Price-Haworth to the newly-created position of head of institutional and wholesale business, UK.  He will report to Paul Price, head of institutional for Pioneer Investments.

Donald Aiken, the chair of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA), the trade body for triple-A-rated institutional money market funds, has joined Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). Aiken becomes head of distribution for MSIM’s non-US liquidity business and will mainly oversee business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Fiona Rintoul, editorial director of Funds Europe, recently chaired a panel to try to gauge the effect of MiFID on asset management in the two months since its first phase of implementation

Europe’s cumbersome clearing and settlement process is still some way off the sleek US model, finds Angelique Ruzicka, despite efforts to develop it

"The new market segment is a clear attempt to leverage the relationship between nyse and euronext and position the exchange as truly global" Alain de Foucaud (Taylor Wessing)

The credit crunch has seen the fortunes of asset managers fall, while custodians’ financial results have risen. Rather than be irked by this, Nick Fitzpatrick suggests investors should see the opportunities

British real estate was once the darling of European property portfolios. But investors are exiting fast and are looking towards Eastern Europe and even further to countries like Mexico, finds Angelique Ruzicka

Fear saw emerging markets sold off in January. But the sector’s fundamentals are still strong. Fiona Rintoul reports on what the experts say about emerging market fortunes and hears that concentrating on the Chinese consumer is still a good guide

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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.