May 2011

Red_carpetHigh-frequency trading, dark pools and flash crashes have become part of the trading world's lexicon and  are now within the radar of regulators. Nicholas Pratt examines what kind of regulatory response buy-side heads of trading would prefer.

Local_marketsStability has returned to the CEE region which endured a panic effect in the wake of the financial crisis and had to rebuild confidence in investment in the aftermath of the fall of communism. Fiona Rintoul reports

Social_mediaThere is widespread confusion about how fund managers should use new technologies such as Facebook and Twitter. But George Mitton finds they are powerful tools for generating new business and could even help boost yields


webMost asset management firms have yet to fully embrace social media. Martyn Cuff of Allianz Global Investors Europe says that in the age of Web 2.0 the time has come for the industry to elaborate web strategies in addition to their everyday IT plans


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