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The growth of 130/30 funds means more customers for the securities lending industry. Prime brokers are battling it out with custodians to service these new types of client, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds ...

The focus on counterparty risk in the OTC derivatives market is starting to gain importance after the Bear Stearns episode, but only slowly. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the industry is adjusting

Project Turquoise, the bank-backed alternative trading platform, has caused much anticipation among the trading community. Nik Pratt talks to Eli Lederman, CEO (pictured) about what it will mean for fund managers ...

Battered by the credit crunch, Europe’s real estate players are increasingly looking at cross-border property investment. Fiona Rintoul sees the plus points of assembling an international portfolio – as well as the pitfalls ...

There is a tendency to see alpha as just another word for active management. But Angele Spiteri Paris finds alpha is about more than just beating a benchmark return ...

Emerging market fund launches in Q2 might indicate a desire for risk. But volatility is an issue for the many pension plans that want to avoid it, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

Looking at the fund’s overall exposure is another indicator that this is a fund that is truly active, writes Niklas Tell

T. Rowe Price’s fund range might not be flashy, but this is deliberate. It works for clients as far part as the USA and China. Todd Ruppert, CEO (pictured), speaks to Fiona Rintoul

Following the market correction in CEE, many investors switched out of  funds. However, the region is beginning to recover, says Fiona Rintoul

Funds that invest in luxury goods also play on emerging markets and could even hold up in a recession, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

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.

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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.