November 2007

by Sabrina Macaire of EuroPerformance and Peter O’Kelly of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre

With the arrival of MiFID, it is important for managers to be clear as to the basis on which their brokers are dealing with them, explains Richard Frase and Jessica Brescia

Central and eastern European securities markets have attracted massive overseas investment – but their infrastructure isn’t quite ready. Christine Senior reports

As assets under management have grown – and become more complex – it has emerged that there is now a dearth of skilled fund administrators in cross-border centres. Fiona Rintoul tries to uncover a solution

Zurich’s Sustainable Asset Management stole a lead on environmental issues, but it now faces more competition in the sector. Fionnuala Synnott interviews Reto Ringger, CEO

As fund managers use ever more complex instruments, some are now selecting prime brokers instead of custodians to service their portfolios. Angelique Ruzicka analyses this emerging trend

A number of hedge funds didn’t survive by the market instability caused by the sub-prime crisis, begging the question: are they as robust as is commonly thought? By Kristen Paech

Despite recent credit woes, securities lending hasn’t taken a nosedive. Sarah Coles finds that it’s a low risk strategy, which generates reasonable returns if your portfolio is managed well

Industry research shows that buy-side trading is undergoing significant changes that warrant comprehensive overhauls of fund managers’ technology infrastructure. Nicholas Pratt talks to DnB NOR’s Johan Erikson, head of global trading, about the changes he has made

Lucy Macdonald, CIO, global equities of RCM, tells Angelique Ruzicka that the firm’s successful search for alpha did not come down to luck

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.