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.

May 11, 2012

James_HockleyIn the world of investment management, outsourcing is used as a sourcing solution for everything from portfolio management to technology.

Apr 23, 2012

Statue_of_liberty_USLondon-based analysis firm Edison Investment Research is opening its first office in the United States in a bid to add US companies to its client list.

Apr 04, 2012

ClockworksOperational outsourcing is thriving among asset managers but much less popular for pension funds. Nicholas Pratt examines why this is the case.

Outsourcing is not new to pension funds.

Apr 04, 2012

Geoff_LarkinFollowing the financial and economic crash of 2008, we have seen the rise of iron-clad regulation and the need to prove and justify every single decision. Technology is often seen as the enabler, both for the regulators and also for the firms that need to comply.