June 2011

Production_lineNow that the industry has largely accepted the benefit of automating cross-border orders, efforts are focusing on standardisation in processes. Nicholas Pratt examines the challenges involved


Frankfurt_Stock_ExchangeNicholas Pratt looks at an initiative to trade investment funds on Germany's stock exchange that could bring down costs associated with transfer agency.

Sweeping-upCross-border fund mergers were mooted as a means to consolidate smaller funds, but how viable is this process? Nicholas Pratt reports


MonkeyEmpirical tests would surely show that pension funds using risk management tools would have superior results. But the reality is more complex, explains Samuel Sender of Edhec-Risk Institute.


Kenneth_FarrugiaThe looming implementation of the Aifm (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Directive and the passporting opportunities afforded by new Ucits IV regulatory measures are generating increased interest in re-domiciling to, or domiciling mirror-funds, within the European Union

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