November 2008

Nicholas Pratt looks at how competition is shaking up algorithmic trading and direct market access between older and new exchanges ...

In this dynamic, challenging and competitive industry, hedge funds need to be more considerate of operations than ever before, writes Matthew Nelson (Omgeo LLC, pictured) ...

In the first of two articles looking at the personal tax treatment of fund managers in the UK and Switzerland ... Marilyn McKeever (pictured) reports on the UK tax climate ...

Fiona Rintoul asks if Qatar, a relatively new entrant to the Gulf funds industry, can compete against the likes of Bahrain ...

Property finance is a key part of Swip’s strategy in the Gulf. Peter Dorward (pictured), Swip CEO in Saudi Arabia, interviewed by Nick Fitzpatrick

Nicholas Pratt talks to Frederic Hannequart (pictured), chairman of Euroclear bank, about the quest for more automation and a pan-European infrastructure ...

Gulf governments need foreign investment. ETFs based on local exchanges are a great prize and should help European investors gain exposure, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

European fund managers may not always trust Gulf markets. But after recent carnage Middle Eastern investors are more wary of Western finance too. Angele Spiteri Paris gauges feelings among asset managers ...

Hedge funds of funds are seen as a lower risk investment option than single strategies. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at how recent market conditions have treated them

Information has become vital in the fast-moving market environment. Some managers feel that companies are hindering investment decisions with their secrecy, reports Nick Fitzpatrick

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