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.

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.