April 2011

Recycling_signRecent fund data showed outflows from bonds. Yet the high-yield sector remains popular. George Mitton discovers how the financial crisis helped this asset class rid itself of a bad reputation

overweight_410Funds that performed well historically are bound to attract inflows and boutique firms need to keep a tight hold on capacity to avoid a negative impact on performance, finds Angele Spiteri Paris


DiamondThe Ucits-compliant hedge fund world is growing and multi-manager structures have emerged. But Angele Spiteri Paris finds providers are concerned how their regulated products compare with unregulated structures...


cover_storyFund platforms are a useful retail distribution tool, but they also make it easier for investors to punish short-term underperformance by switching providers. Fiona Rintoul finds out how managers use brand to keep customers.

Kim_MacFarlandAs Investec Asset Management grew from 14 people in a small Cape Town office to a manager with $80bn of AuM, COO Kim McFarland had to face down operational challenges, finds Angele Spiteri Paris.

AndyAndy Lin is the type of person that European fund managers should get used to hearing about. If investment managers from the emerging world really are to compete globally with their developed-world counterparts for the assets of the future then Lin, the 37-year-old CEO of China Universal Asset Management, is quite likely to be visible among the vanguard.

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