February 2011

CatalanoPassporting provision represents the biggest upside for EU-based alternative fund managers, says Eliana Catalano from Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Kim_McFarlandStrong foundations!  As 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

man_asleep_sofa_410A sofa-bed is both a bad sofa and a bad bed. Some fund administrators say the same applies to single administration systems that try to support multi-asset portfolios. Nicholas Pratt reports

The New York Roundtable: we meet with leading US asset service providers in New York at a time when the most sophisticated market in the world is seeing a secular shift from equities to fixed income. 

Paul_Keltie"There has been a lot of talk in the industry about fairer compensation for work done, but the securities services industry does not have a strong track record in sticking to a transparent pricing model." Paul Keltie of HSBC comments

man_progress_410Asset pooling offers numerous cost savings and better risk controls for investment managers and investors in a challenging financial climate. Fortunately, pooling is becoming easier to establish. Nicholas Pratt investigates

tornado_410Samuel Sender, of Edhec-Risk Institute, looks at the issue of eligible assets in Ucits funds and the problems of misselling

gifa"What we have seen during the past year is steadily improving confidence in the markets, and Guernsey, we are seeing growth in the alternative asset classes and, in particular, private equity..."

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