Magazine Issues»May 2018

Nick-FitzpatrickIn 2009, a bunch of industry participants got together and made a concerted effort to eliminate fax machines in the processing of customer fund orders.

Fiona_RintoulIt’s not often that police address an asset management conference, but Sergeant Charlie Morrison of the City of London police did so this month at the Investment Association’s (IA) first cyber security conference for asset management.

US_vs_ChinaCould a trade war end ten years of strong performance for US equities? Perhaps not, finds Fiona Rintoul – but a recession may be on the cards anyway.

Fallen angels – bonds from downgraded companies – offer new opportunities.

Edward_GlynUnless they adjust their business models or collaborate on change, asset managers may find it difficult to thrive in a digital environment, experts told a London forum hosted by technology company Calastone.

Fund professionals feel compliance costs are hampering tech adoption. So where would they spend the money if they could? A Funds Europe/Calastone survey finds out.

Stuart_ParkerUS fund giant PGIM Investments has raised $2.5 billion into its Ucits fund range since launching in Europe five years ago. Chief executive Stuart Parker tells Mark Latham about the firm’s expansion plans and the challenges of breaking into the European market.

Worried_manKNEIP’s Lauri Paal draws on his experience working at Skype to see how technology and outsourcing can play a role in standardising operations.

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.

Collateral_managementThe International Capital Market Association is seeing an increasing need for collateral management knowledge among professionals. Tim Steele asks why.

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