July 2008

The growth of 130/30 funds means more customers for the securities lending industry. Prime brokers are battling it out with custodians to service these new types of client, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds ...

The focus on counterparty risk in the OTC derivatives market is starting to gain importance after the Bear Stearns episode, but only slowly. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the industry is adjusting

Project Turquoise, the bank-backed alternative trading platform, has caused much anticipation among the trading community. Nik Pratt talks to Eli Lederman, CEO (pictured) about what it will mean for fund managers ...

Battered by the credit crunch, Europe’s real estate players are increasingly looking at cross-border property investment. Fiona Rintoul sees the plus points of assembling an international portfolio – as well as the pitfalls ...

There is a tendency to see alpha as just another word for active management. But Angele Spiteri Paris finds alpha is about more than just beating a benchmark return ...

Emerging market fund launches in Q2 might indicate a desire for risk. But volatility is an issue for the many pension plans that want to avoid it, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

Looking at the fund’s overall exposure is another indicator that this is a fund that is truly active, writes Niklas Tell

T. Rowe Price’s fund range might not be flashy, but this is deliberate. It works for clients as far part as the USA and China. Todd Ruppert, CEO (pictured), speaks to Fiona Rintoul

Following the market correction in CEE, many investors switched out of  funds. However, the region is beginning to recover, says Fiona Rintoul

Funds that invest in luxury goods also play on emerging markets and could even hold up in a recession, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

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