May 2011

Massimo_TosatoAs DB pensions went into decline, so did Schroders. But memories of lost pension clients are evermore distant as a new client base emerged. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to executive vice chairman Massimo Tosato

Ugo_BassiAlternative fund managers will find that the controversial Aifm directive will create a world-class brand just like Ucits, Ugo Bassi, the European Commission's head of asset management, tells Nick Fitzpatrick

AndrasTemmelIn 2008, assets managed by the European fund management industry decreased by more than 22% according to Efama (European Fund and Asset Management Association).

Gerry_GualtieriBuy-side order management systems (OMS) have evolved significantly over the last decade. They have become highly-engineered platforms incorporating a vast array of functionality that goes significantly beyond basic order management, with complex modelling tools, advanced analytics and integrated execution management.

DubrovnikCountries such as Poland and Hungary are promising places for asset servicing firms to do business, both to satisfy local demand for fund services, and to locate low-cost processing centres. George Mitton asks if the Aifm directive could shake up the network of sub-custodians in the region

Kate_TroupThe UK's financial regulator, the FSA, issued its promised further guidance on the Remuneration Code on 21 April.

CompassVeering off track when trying to keep an eye on commodity prices with exchange-traded products should not deter investors, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Road_IndiaInvestment in infrastructure is key to the continued development of the Indian economy, says Susanta Mazumdar at T. Rowe Price


ElectricityInstitutional investors are likely to increase e-trading in the near future, says Rupert Warmington of Tradeweb, as vanilla products prevail and regulators push for price transparency

AntsNicholas Pratt finds that restructuring dealing desks to aid cross-asset trading is helping some firms scrutinise brokers and risk-manage trades more effectively


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