December-January 2012

Euro_greeceWith the debt crisis spiralling out of control, you would think only a madman would invest in the eurozone. But there are pockets of value in the equity market, finds George Mitton.

SaleEuropean regulators want to shine a light onto the secretive world of derivatives trading. But critics say the laws would stifle the market and push up prices. George Mitton reports.

Corley-ElizabethWith a reputation for thought leadership, Elizabeth Corley, CEO-designate of Allianz Global Investors, tells Nick Fitzpatrick which writers and thinkers have shaped her world view as she steers AGI through the euro crisis.

Cutting_ribbonAs fund managers recover from an immensely challenging year, George Mitton finds out which of the 50 largest firms launched products, in which asset classes, and which strategies they favoured.

ChinaForget Europe and North America, our latest survey of fund launches reveals a remarkable turn-around for the likes of China and Brazil, writes George Mitton.

RobotsFunds of ETFs look set to be the next innovation in the exchange-traded products space. Stefanie Eschenbacher takes a closer look at how these ‘active-passive’ funds may challenge traditional funds of funds.

GraphFrontier markets are what emerging markets were ten or 15 years ago. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the phenomenal rise of this sector.

Woman_purseAs the economy enters a new phase of the debt-induced slump, Giordano Lombardo at Pioneer Investments looks at what could be done to return it to a normal level of activity.

Reed_SmithNext year will herald a range of regulatory developments which will impact on the funds industry. We present a summary of each development, along with key dates for implementation or further consultation.

ArestedRecent legal action has highlighted the importance of due diligence in running and administering hedge funds. Nicholas Pratt examines the likely impact on current practice.

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