Jun 17, 2011

StonesNicholas Pratt looks at the level of activity in the securities lending market and the implications of an increasing gap between supply and demand.

Jun 17, 2011

Securities lending in the UK was seriously affected by the crisis. But despite low volumes, industry experts are glad to see the activity is now being considered an investment decision. (part 2)


Sara Nicholson
(Aviva Investors), David Carruthers (Data Explorers), Roy Gillson (Aerion Fund Management), Paul Wilson (JP Morgan WSS), ...

Jun 17, 2011

ElectricityLending agents have made efforts to revive interest in the securities lending industry. Nicholas Pratt looks at how their role is changing.

Jun 16, 2011

CorsetCustodians had barely had time to take a breath following discussions around the controversial AIFM Directive, when suddenly Ucits V was tabled, rekindling the debate on depository responsibility, says Angele Spiteri Paris

Jun 16, 2011

Toy_soldiersAs Luxembourg looks to attract more alternative assets, specialist asset servicing providers are finding new ways of competing with the big one-stop-shop banks. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.

Jun 10, 2011

Frankfurt_Stock_ExchangeNicholas Pratt looks at an initiative to trade investment funds on Germany's stock exchange that could bring down costs associated with transfer agency.

Jun 10, 2011

Kenneth_FarrugiaThe looming implementation of the Aifm (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Directive and the passporting opportunities afforded by new Ucits IV regulatory measures are generating increased interest in re-domiciling to, or domiciling mirror-funds, within the European Union

Jun 08, 2011

StateStreet_LogoAs part of its integration of the Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP) securities services business, State Street will be opening two new offices in Italy - the first step towards further European expansion.

May 19, 2011

DubrovnikCountries such as Poland and Hungary are promising places for asset servicing firms to do business, both to satisfy local demand for fund services, and to locate low-cost processing centres. George Mitton asks if the Aifm directive could shake up the network of sub-custodians in the region

May 18, 2011

webMost asset management firms have yet to fully embrace social media. Martyn Cuff of Allianz Global Investors Europe says that in the age of Web 2.0 the time has come for the industry to elaborate web strategies in addition to their everyday IT plans