May 2012

DasiesInvestment in environmental and other socially responsible funds is still low. Fiona Rintoul asks why, and looks at recent developments in the sector, including green bonds and a company that gives up a portion of its profits.

TypewriterFollowing leaked draft regulations and official regulatory releases, John Langan, of Maitland, assesses how the regulatory landscape for alternative asset management may look after summer 2013.

Drilling_platformLong-short investor Epiphanios Michael, of Bryan Garnier Asset Management, is looking at American insurers, Swedish exporters and deepwater drillers as he attempts to benefit from global structural imbalances.

IrelandIreland's reputation in fund management and services is still rebuilding after the financial crisis, Nicholas Pratt profiles ten people who are among those most able to influence the country's image abroad.

channeling_energyThe Channel Islands fund industry has come out fighting after criticism about transparency in offshore fund jurisdictions. Nicholas Pratt highlights ten key people in the local business.

Mark-PorterMark Porter, of UBS Fund Services, talks to Nicholas Pratt about refocusing the firm and the commercial challenges facing the industry.

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.

James_HockleyIn the world of investment management, outsourcing is used as a sourcing solution for everything from portfolio management to technology.

CompassRevisions to the Mifid directive could increase investor protection rules surrounding ETFs. Felix Goltz, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, investigates.

Ian_SayersMany of the earlier investment companies started life as bond funds, the move into equities did not really begin until the Great Depression of the 1930's forced investors into shares because of bond defaults.

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