May 2014

Weather mapFear over yields is fuelling an interest in absolute return bond funds, finds Nicholas Pratt. The next few months could be crucial for this relatively immature asset class.

Jeff-TesslerThe chief executive of Clearstream Jeff Tessler talks about his firm's acquisition of Citco's hedge fund custody business in Cork and why the AIFMD means liabilities can multiply. George Mitton reports.

HouseRatings agencies are deeply woven into the fabric of the investment community, yet time again their role and operating models fail to be understood, argues Yann le Pallec of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, who in this article defends the sector.

Puggaard and KruhlOn january 29, 2014, the Danish minister for business and growth presented proposals to amend the Danish Alternative Investment Fund Managers Act (AIFMA).

David OKeeffeOne of the key conditions of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) requires EU-domiciled alternative fund managers (AIFMs) to appoint a single independent depositary for all funds that fall under the scope of the directive.

Anthony BelchambersThe cost of more severe and intensely supervised capital, business conduct and market integrity requirements will largely be born by the institutional and corporate buy side, either directly or as a pass-through cost.

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