Jan 07, 2009

Industry efforts to bring more automation to hedge fund processing are gaining momentum. Nicholas Pratt charts the progress of the Sharp initiative and what it means for the alternatives industry

Jan 05, 2009

Bank failures mean transition managers need to prove their commitment. At the same time the demand for portfolio changes has increased as a result of the financial crisis, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Plus, we present three years’ worth of transition data from top managers.

Nov 27, 2008

Nicholas Pratt talks to Frederic Hannequart (pictured), chairman of Euroclear bank, about the quest for more automation and a pan-European infrastructure ...

Nov 17, 2008

Although certain custody banks have taken financial help, their stability appears to be assured, writes Nick Fitzpatrick.

Nov 10, 2008

Fund managers are under increasing pressure to identify credit risk, but are now choosing to rely less on traditional ratings agencies. Angele Spiteri Paris reports ...

Oct 14, 2008

Life in custody can be a thankless task, but the last year has been relatively kind to the major players, finds Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Oct 02, 2008

Nicholas Pratt talks to Citi’s Andrew Gelb (pictured) about how scope, not just scale, is driving Citi’s securities and fund services business strategy in EMEA ...

Oct 02, 2008

Nordic custodians are under greater pressure to provide sophisticated asset services. Many have sought alliances with foreign banks. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to SEB, which still acts alone ...