Jan 16, 2014

Survey1Many investment managers expect interest rates to rise with the advent of Federal Reserve tapering and they predict continued growth in the US economy too, a survey indicates.

Dec 19, 2013

ClimberIs there a future for boutique hedge fund administrators in a market dominated by regulation? Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Nov 28, 2013

Kuala LumpurMalaysia's largest independent asset manager, Hwang Investment Management, has selected BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide custody to four Ucits funds.

Nov 12, 2013

ETF providers say custodians need to step up stock lending programmes to serve the European market. Our ETF operations panel discusses this obstacle to industry development, and highlights the problem of multi-market listings. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Nov 11, 2013

ChampagneThe big three French custodians all reported a rise in custody assets this year, but they are not celebrating yet. Fee pressure, regulatory costs and low interest rates continue to put a strain on profits. George Mitton reports.

Nov 11, 2013

Philippe SeyllAsset security has overtaken efficiency as the main concern of Clearstream's fund clients, says Philippe Seyll, head of investment fund services and member of the executive board. The company is expanding its funds business, but hurdles remain on initiatives such as using funds as collateral.

Nov 11, 2013

DartboardThe deadline for T2S is approaching. Nicholas Pratt examines what benefits may be on offer for investment managers and what opportunities may be missed.

Nov 11, 2013

With the AIFMD now exerting its influence on the European funds industry, Funds Europe asked several asset services executives for their thoughts on implementation, jurisdictions and risk management, among other issues.

Nov 11, 2013

Joe TrueloveGuernsey's investment industry began in the 1960s providing services to predominantly open-ended unit trusts, which were sold mainly in the UK to retail investors and were unconstrained by prescriptive regulation or codified corporate governance.

Sep 09, 2013

Table mountainA fragmented, inefficient and potentially risky market, South Africa may soon get an electronic and centrally hosted mutual fund settlement and custody platform.