April 2008

Chris Ryan is managing director of Asia at Fidelity International. He joined in January from ING Investment Management, where he was chief executive in Asia.

Last month NIKLAS TELL acknowledged that his column has tended to focus more on
traditional funds than on alternatives. Considering the continued
turbulence, he maintains, it does indeed make sense to continue casting the net
slightly wider ...

Fund launches in the first quarter of the year reflect an effort by the industry to provide diversification and alpha. The launches take place as managers come under increased pressure to offer alpha funds at a lower cost, says Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Product flow from the ETF sector has reached a torrent. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to investors about their multiple uses and finds one adviser warning of fads.

Swift is pioneering the automation of OTC derivatives transactions but a number of asset managers are not joining the scheme. Instead they are saving costs by using their custodians to link into the Swift network. Nik Pratt looks at the implications ...

Business interest in the Asian region has intensified over the last few years, with a huge expansion in mutual funds and growth in fund platforms. However, this is only the beginning, writes Liz Malein ...

The world’s largest retail centre is, of course, increasingly attractive to asset management firms. But they need to tread carefully, warns Fiona Rintoul, as China is a very complex market ...

The credit crunch is biting ever deeper into the fund management industry. Fiona Rintoul looks at what managers must do to survive and finds that targeting customers in Asia and selling traditional funds may be part of the answer.