October 2013

Bob-KneipThe wave of fund management regulation seen in recent years has raised new challenges for the industry. Bob Kneip, chief executive at KNEIP, argues that the obligations brought on by regulation can indeed be opportunities.

ParisThe secured loan market has been an area of relative safety for investors fleeing interest rate risk, says Adeel Shafiqullah at Pinebridge Investments.

ShadowsWith such a large money market funds industry, Ireland is inevitably caught up in the regulatory push on shadow banking. Nick Fitzpatrick asks how Ireland and its service providers might be affected by money market reform.

CarwashThe system requirements of new derivatives rules will likely increase asset managers' reliance on service providers. Nicholas Pratt examines what managers should be looking for in a potential provider.

HandsThe idea of universal legal entity identifiers was designed to make counterparty classification straightforward for all regulations. Nicholas Pratt finds critical uncertainty remains as the deadline for over-the-counter central clearing of derivatives looms large

Tim AndrewsEvery UK-registered alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) on July 22 chose the independent depositary offshoot of a fund administrator.

JunctionHeavy concentration of exchange-traded funds within Europe is predicted to remain. But, more positively, there is evidence of greater use by pension plans, though their uses are narrow, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

IslandEdhec argues that long-term investment objectives and short-term constraints need not be mutually exclusive.

Thomas-RichterThe EU Commission recently published its proposal for European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs), which are intended to form a source of capital for infrastructure projects.

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