June 2010

Two new technologies demonstrate the return that investors could make from the waste market, explains Nick de Mestre of FourWinds Capital Management

The FSA is getting tougher on transaction reporting. Failure to comply with the rules may mean large fines and a loss of confidence by the regulator, say Monique Melis and Simon Appleton of Kinetic Partners.

After many years of being saddled with a poor reputation of both failing to act and, when doing so, seemingly ineffectively, the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is emerging as a stronger financial markets supervisor.  Keen to assert its authority and power as a regulator, the FSA has recently become more proactive in investigating...

Enhanced portfolio techniques are not sufficiently used in the investment management industry. Felix Goltz, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, explores the reasons behind this

Without sufficient post-trade data processing services, buy-side firms suffer difficulties related to operational efficiency, managing exposure and counterparty risk, operational risks, and high costs of ownership, write Roy Saadon of Traiana

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive will inevitably lead to higher compliance burdens and cost. Dealing with it will be uncomfortable, write Guy Rainbird of The Association of Investment Companies

Regulators and investors are demanding more ‘real-time’ treatment of post-trade derivatives data to make reporting and risk management more accurate. Are such real-time ambitions actually achievable, or even desirable, asks Nicholas Pratt?

The AIFM directive is set to introduce sweeping changes for alternative managers and their administrators. Nicholas Pratt looks at what these changes may be and how administrators are aiming to help both their clients and themselves

The financial crisis has highlighted the wide differences between the CEE markets and Western Europe, and also how heterogeneous they are as a group. This keeps asset servicers on their toes, writes Fiona Rintoul

Asset Servicing CEOs and heads of business Paul North (BNYM), Philippe Seyll (Clearstream), Patrick Colle (BNP Paribas), José-Benjamin Longrée (Caceis), and Andrew Gelb (Citi) talk about the impact of fund consolidation and domiciles

FundForum International 2010 celebrates 20 years: the largest event of its kind aims to ensure profitability and sustainability going forward. Includes day-by-day guide to events

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