Jul 25, 2012

ConnectingTrading technology firm Fidessa is building an execution platform for the global derivatives and equity trading business of Newedge, a multi-asset brokerage co-owned by

Jun 21, 2012

DistancesBen Leyland, a fund manager at JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), described long-term equity investing as a “dying art” and said the asset class is increasingly identified with short-term speculation.

Jun 18, 2012

BoardroomFinancial messaging service Swift has made seven appointments to its board, following a regular three yearly share reallocation exercise and a number of end of term appointments.

Jun 13, 2012

Sea-sawA portfolio spread across a dozen asset classes can still be vulnerable in a crisis. Risk parity managers say the secret is to strike a balance, finds George Mitton.

Jun 12, 2012

KnightThe funds industry has tried many times to address processing protocols with varying degrees of success. Nicholas Pratt looks at the work of one initiative that could show the way forward.

Jun 08, 2012

Real estate2BlackRock has launched a global real estate securities capability and is to build a team of about six professionals by year-end.

Jun 07, 2012

Cloud_computingMore than eight out of ten investment firms in the US are using or planning to use cloud computing, many of them to bring down IT infrastructure costs.

May 11, 2012

HorsesA renaissance in manufacturing, boosted by cheap energy, is firing up the US economy and raising stock prices. But can America survive its looming debt problem? George Mitton reports.

May 11, 2012

DasiesInvestment in environmental and other socially responsible funds is still low. Fiona Rintoul asks why, and looks at recent developments in the sector, including green bonds and a company that gives up a portion of its profits.

May 11, 2012

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.