technology

Feb 21, 2012

birdsThematic investment might seem like the preserve of active investors because it is based on holding convictions. But Fiona Rintoul asks if these beliefs could be put into indices to gain passive exposure to investment motifs.

Feb 21, 2012

PresentIt seems that many countries outside the eurozone had a materially better festive season than those in it by managing to stay out of the red.
Nick Fitzpatrick considers seasonal shopping data and the effects of underlying consumer trends, such as emerging markets and technology.


Feb 21, 2012

PunkFund managers with low-cost passive products may find a whole new vista open to them in the UK retail market less than a year from now, reports Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 21, 2012

MulticolorsSingle funds investing in diverse asset classes are gaining ground. Nicholas Pratt looks at how four asset managers run their operational infrastructure to support investment in a range of assets and geographies.

Feb 21, 2012

AmbasuthanAmbasuthan Jananayagam, of Point Nine Financial Technologies, tells us how the realtionship between society and technology is changing.

Feb 21, 2012

Darren-StainrodDarren Stainrod, the chairman of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association, tells us why Cayman countries are so attractive to global funds administrators.

Feb 16, 2012

Mena_Story_ImageAbraaj Capital, a private equity manager investing in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Turkey, has pointed Citi to provide fund administration services for a US$ 650 million (€495 million) fund.

Feb 09, 2012

Europe_mapEuropean financial sector earnings are expected to grow by 24% in this year, according to estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ.

Feb 03, 2012

Euro_equities_declineEuropean equities would drop in value by an estimated 20% if Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) were to leave the eurozone, according to estimates from technology provider SunGard. The firm estimates EU banking stocks would be particularly hard hit and sustain a 25% loss, while global equities would also be severely affected with a 15% decline.

Jan 24, 2012

Rising-graphAltana Wealth has launched a fund aiming to protect investor capital by investing in financial and commodity futures markets, which are likely to be affected by volatile prices.

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