October 2010

Drift_fishingETFs are not bought and sold on the same basis as index-tracking funds. Felix Goltz and Lin Tang of EDHEC look at pricing and performance

Jim_connorOutsource renegotiation is a door to a transformational opportunity. It provides means and motivation to assess critically how things could be done better, argues Jim Connor of Navigant

printed_circuitCompetition from international fund managers could force greater automation of processes like fund distribution in the Middle East. Some investment service firms are already trying to kick-start the trend.

Susan_LivingstoneThe stock lending debacle of recent times will lead to new business flows for BBH, the US global custodian, Susan Livingston tells Nick Fitzpatrick

dangling_phoneCentral clearing is set to become an important feature of the financial markets, but greater protection will come at a cost.

EU_Parliament_140The Gips standards are a working example of self-regulation in the capital markets. David Spaulding examines the benefits Gips compliance offers fund managers and looks at the role that data management has to play

Key_into_lockDeals in private equity are on the rise, but investor cash is still largely locked in. Angele Spiteri Paris asks whether the sector is going back to its long-term fundamental characteristics, after the quick turnovers seen in the boom years

Engine_wheelsUcits funds were meant to be so simple that anybody could understand them. There are now fears that regulators or fund managers have gone too far in adopting risky strategies, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

RadarscreenSovereign wealth funds are widely expected to be a significant driver of future growth in the industry. Fiona Rintoul asks how this broad church of funds should best be approached

hot_chilliesThe Brics, Mexico and other emerging locations are attracting providers of trading tools to help fund managers gain access.

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