June 2014

Wall streetInstitutional investors have long been aware of the negative effects of high-frequency trading and have traded large size orders in HFT-free zones for some time, says Mark Pumfrey, of Liquidnet.

MonacoAs senior executives from across the funds industry prepare for the FundForum International conference, we ask top individuals what will be the hot topics.

Euro signHow will Ucits V affect the fund industry? Will emerging market assets rebound? And what asset classes have gained the most inflows this year? George Mitton asks the experts.

Companies are seeking cost-effective and high quality risk management solutions, a nearshore location, such as Northern Ireland can deliver both, says Robert Magee of Invest Northern Ireland.

BanknotesFunds Europe examines the most interesting funds recently unvieled and profiles several including offerings from Smith & Williamson, Jupiter, Amundi, Ashburton and Pimco.

HammockIn the first of a two-part article, Felix Goltz, of Edhec-Risk Institute analyses the usage of ETFs in Europe and their satisfaction rates. He also looks at the outlook for the success of smart beta.

LifeboatIf an outsourcer being 'too big to fail' is not considered a legitimate guarantee by regulators, such as the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), an important element of resilience risk mitigation is the ability of asset managers to change providers or effect an immediate insource of their data.

Christian DargnatThis year, Europe will elect a new parliament and commission for a five-year term and the policymakers' agenda is crucial. Recently, there have been significant discussions about supporting growth in Europe. Now it is time to see action. 

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