Mar 21, 2012

ipad_newsPictet Asset Management has released an app for iPad that gives details of its mutual funds in seven languages.

Mar 15, 2012

BeartrapRisk system vendors tell Funds Europe what the major risk-based challenges for fund manager are and how prepared they are to provide support. Compiled by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 15, 2012

Peter_McKennaTraditionally, best of breed in the investment management industry has meant buying a specialised system, often for a specific asset class, to carry out a specific range of tasks and sometimes for specific geographies.

Mar 08, 2012

Paying dividentsHigh dividend payout ratios are a sign that corporate earnings are set to increase, says a report by Allianz Global Investors that predicts earnings growth in the coming years.

Mar 07, 2012

101806380Robin Sproull, of Bonaire, looks at regulatory changes affecting Luxembourg and argues that software investment is highly needed.

Feb 23, 2012

Survey1Absolute return will be the investment strategy to receive the greatest increase in assets in 2012, according to a survey of buy-side institutions by technology provider SunGard and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.

Feb 21, 2012

RoadOutsourcing would normally stop well before it reaches the dealing desk. But Nicholas Pratt finds that factors such as pressure to expand internationally are fuelling more discussions.

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.