March 2010

Fiona Rintoul finds out what currently drives thematic funds and how to distinguish between managers in the sector

Real estate is slowly resurfacing as an investment target, but certain clients will be far more specific about how they invest, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

The pension fund of Belgium’s KBC Group doubled its emerging markets exposure after the financial crisis left these regions relatively unscathed. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to CEO Edwin Meysmans

Matthew Weir, Bluecrest Capital: “We have a set of daily reports that include VaR measures, sensitivity analysis and stress tests. We look at the liquidity and concentration risk at all levels within the organisation..."

‘Risk management cannot be a function that works in isolation. It has to be embedded throughout the organisation and not just left to a few people sat in a basement room’

Jean-Marc Fourre (AXA IM): ‘We have quarterly training on risk governance. Through this we can ensure that this risk management culture will continue’

Regulatory and client demands for more risk management created an increased role for specialist risk officers. Nicholas Pratt talks to risk managers from three distinct investment management firms...

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