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Jan 13, 2015

Editorial Synopsis February 2015

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Active management
The need for active managers to defend what they do is perhaps more pressing than ever as passive investment obtains a larger market share and criticism of the active industry is almost constant. But can active managers really justify their existence?

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Jan 08, 2015

The stock connectThe initial enthusiasm around the programme that links the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Hong Kong has faded and trading volumes have dropped, partly because Ucits funds are not eligible to trade under it. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports. 

Jan 08, 2015

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream's China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.

Jan 07, 2015

MeadowThe cost of collateral transformation could mean fund managers will prefer collateral optimisation instead, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Jan 07, 2015

HedgeLending out securities could help hedge funds balance losses or lift returns after they have struggled to beat the broader market. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the changing role of hedge funds in the securities lending market.

Jan 07, 2015

Nick Fitzpatrick chaired a wide-ranging discussion among leading securities finance experts. Topics include the role of Ucits funds in securities lending, and regulation affecting the industry. Basel III, where banks will need to borrow high-quality assets for funding purposes, is considered a game-chaning opportunity for beneficial owners. But fund boards face the challenge of understanding the risks of lending.

Jan 07, 2015

IndicesDataLend increased its offering in the securities finance data business recently with the launch of the Target 50 index. Ben Glicher, product owner of DataLend, explains what this does. 

Jan 07, 2015

ColumnsThe use of central counterparties is increasingly prominent in many OTC markets but rarely features in European securities lending. Nicholas Pratt looks for an explanation.

Dec 16, 2014

LionIn many cases investment banks have brought their custody and  capital markets businesses closer together. But is this a good mix? Nick Fitzpatrick talks to a number of custody heads about the implications.

Dec 16, 2014

BarometerLow interest rates and quantitative easing are there to foster growth. But the custodians see another side of the story. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to custody heads about countering revenue pressure.

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