May 15, 2015

Sunken shipWhether it makes sense for transfer agencies and software firms to merge, the new consolidation in the low-margin business may well see costs for fund managers fall, finds Nicholas Pratt.

May 15, 2015

AbstractAccording to a new survey, the vast majority of private equity managers think they communicate well with their investors. Unfortunately, most of the investors disagree. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the two sides might be reconciled.

May 15, 2015

Street marketWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

May 13, 2015

Software platformTullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPIA), a subsidiary of interdealer broker Tullett Prebon, has launched a screen-based matching engine that will facilitate transactions in alternative investments.

Apr 23, 2015

Giordano Lombardo largeManagers of liquid alternative products may find it difficult to generate true alpha and investors need to be wary that they are obtaining genuine diversification from these products as they rise in popularity.

Apr 22, 2015

European flagsFund manager Schroders has raised $6.5 billion (€6 billion) for a multi-asset income fund it launched three years ago on the back of flows mainly from Italy, Germany and France, the company says.

Apr 20, 2015

Water tap stopAberdeen Asset Management plans to launch hedge fund strategies in Europe within the Ucits framework by the end of the second quarter (Q2).

Apr 20, 2015

Loan applicationPioneer Investments is to consider how it could incorporate non-traditional sources of return, which includes assets such as loans, into traditional investment mandates.

Apr 16, 2015

Arrow down1Emerging markets asset manager Ashmore Group has seen a decline in its assets under management (AUM) over the last quarter, with outflows of $2.6 billion (€2.4 billion).

Apr 10, 2015

PencilsPension schemes can still invest in offshore alternative funds, but national regulations are making the task harder, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, Aberdeen Asset Management is planning an alternative Ucits launch.