June 2010

Two new technologies demonstrate the return that investors could make from the waste market, explains Nick de Mestre of FourWinds Capital Management

The FSA is getting tougher on transaction reporting. Failure to comply with the rules may mean large fines and a loss of confidence by the regulator, say Monique Melis and Simon Appleton of Kinetic Partners.

After many years of being saddled with a poor reputation of both failing to act and, when doing so, seemingly ineffectively, the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is emerging as a stronger financial markets supervisor.  Keen to assert its authority and power as a regulator, the FSA has recently become more proactive in investigating...

Enhanced portfolio techniques are not sufficiently used in the investment management industry. Felix Goltz, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, explores the reasons behind this

Without sufficient post-trade data processing services, buy-side firms suffer difficulties related to operational efficiency, managing exposure and counterparty risk, operational risks, and high costs of ownership, write Roy Saadon of Traiana

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive will inevitably lead to higher compliance burdens and cost. Dealing with it will be uncomfortable, write Guy Rainbird of The Association of Investment Companies

Regulators and investors are demanding more ‘real-time’ treatment of post-trade derivatives data to make reporting and risk management more accurate. Are such real-time ambitions actually achievable, or even desirable, asks Nicholas Pratt?

The AIFM directive is set to introduce sweeping changes for alternative managers and their administrators. Nicholas Pratt looks at what these changes may be and how administrators are aiming to help both their clients and themselves

The financial crisis has highlighted the wide differences between the CEE markets and Western Europe, and also how heterogeneous they are as a group. This keeps asset servicers on their toes, writes Fiona Rintoul

Asset Servicing CEOs and heads of business Paul North (BNYM), Philippe Seyll (Clearstream), Patrick Colle (BNP Paribas), José-Benjamin Longrée (Caceis), and Andrew Gelb (Citi) talk about the impact of fund consolidation and domiciles

FundForum International 2010 celebrates 20 years: the largest event of its kind aims to ensure profitability and sustainability going forward. Includes day-by-day guide to events

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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.

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...

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.

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.