April 2010

Juan Alcaraz: "Key challenges include the need to empower consumers further to make the right financial decisions..."

It may not be possible for theory to predict an efficient market portfolio, says Felix Goltz of Edhec...

Convergence between traditional and alternative investment management strategies means transfer agents have to consider how to combine the two onto a single platform. Nicholas Pratt looks at the challenges...

A reduction in the number of European funds would lead to greater efficiencies, yet the Ucits IV pooling facility may not bring this about, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Hedge funds are still taking up a lot of administrators’ time. Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end, says Nick Fitzpatrick

Acquisitions of specialist administration firms by BNY Mellon and State Street  reflect that the appetite for alternatives will not abate just because of the crisis, says Nick Fitzpatrick...

Lehman and Madoff show that the provisions concerning the depositary’s role can vary depending on where in Europe the depositary is based. Harold Parize comments...

There are bargains to be had in French small and medium-sized companies as the government tries to attract foreign investment, say Gaël Saint Olive and Olivier de Taffin, of law firm Jones Day...

Emerging markets can still offer good investment opportunities, in spite of their strong rally last year, writes Mark Pearce of Threadneedle... 

With currencies set for a tumultuous time, Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how currency transactions can be made more efficient through hedging exchange rate risk and a tighter focus on dealing...

Pages