November 2009

Data management allows investment managers to better understand their clients, see the inflows and outflows of their investments, and understand the impact of the decisions they make ... Joe Sluys comments.

Hedge fund investors could obtain greater peace of mind through managed accounts. But there are significant infrastructure requirements for investors, funds and administrators, says Hans Hufschmid, CEO of GlobeOp

Investors and managers are looking to bolster independent asset pricing, but, discovers Nicholas Pratt, valuation tools have to be able to address the problem of managing complex pricing data from multiple sources...

Fund managers are said to be creating their own data hubs away from external administrators in order to keep important data at their fingertips. Nick Fitzpatrick finds the rationale for this could extend to fear of litigation...

Agricultural property in the UK can provide a secure long-term investment. It has a track record of stability, now combined with the increasing importance of food security

Smaller emerging market companies will benefit from government stimulus packages and infrastructure spend. They are an exciting area for institutional investors, says Alastair Reynolds, of SWIP...

Luxembourg must continue to change and adapt if it is to secure favoured brand status, especially in a world of commoditising funds, says Bob Kneip, of KNEIP

Emerging market equities may still be popular, but the improving debt profile of many countries is boosting the case for emerging market bonds too. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to fund managers focusing on the sector...

Senior executives at Martin Currie expect 2009 to be a profitable year for the firm. Fiona Rintoul finds the Scottish fund manager cut bonuses to help control costs...

The Uctis IV regulations will lead fund managers and service providers to create ‘mega’ structures as products consolidate, says Michael Ferguson, of Ernst & Young.

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