September 2012

prison cellFor developing markets, the summer has been something of a mixed bag. On the one hand, there was Olympic success for many African nations; on the other, there

Super-tankerShare prices for all ten of the biggest asset managers in Europe have fallen in the past year. George Mitton looks at how these supertankers might steady themselves in the years ahead.

French chief executives representing some €2.4 trillion of assets under management discuss how the eurozone crisis is shaping the funds industry in France. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

French chief executives representing some €2.4 trillion of assets under management discuss how the eurozone crisis is shaping the funds industry in France. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick. (part 2)

Storm-worldGlobal equity funds largely failed to make people wealthier over twelve months to June 30. Nick Fitzpatrick asks if low holdings in the emerging markets and higher holdings of European firms had anything to do with it.

Diamond-valueWith stock markets volatile, do the processes for capturing company value need to change? Nick Fitzpatrick finds out.

Picnic-HamperFund of hedge fund providers are under pressure from shrinking assets. Nicholas Pratt examines how they are responding.

Corn-droughtExtremely hot weather in the US has crippled corn production. But managers of agriculture funds insist sharply rising prices will keep farmers in profit. George Mitton reports.

Global-RippleFirms are likely to face significantly increased administrative burdens and need to review operational processes and technology infrastructures to cope with the demands of the new legislation, says Mark Benzing, of DST Global Solutions.

Panning-for-goldNew regulation will substantially alter the landscape for service providers to alternative investment funds – especially depositories, say Michael Hornsby and Andreia Camara, of Ernst & Young, Luxembourg.

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