alternatives

May 11, 2012

Gold_barsInvestors riding the gold price hit a few bumps recently, but ETFs and other exchange-traded products investing in the sector have seen strong inflows. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at market sentiment.

May 11, 2012

DiversificationPension schemes are turning to a set of funds that spread their risk across a wide range of assets. But with naming conventions still vague, investors must do their due diligence to be sure what they are investing in. George Mitton reports.

May 11, 2012

ColonadeAdvisers in the high-net-worth sector give Nick Fitzpatrick insight into how they are managing their clients' investments against the shifting background of risk. Feelings are mixed over gold but there are signs of optimism for equities.

May 11, 2012

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.

Apr 04, 2012

The asset servicing industry in the Nordics is fiercely competitive, though increased demand for compliance and consulting services means there are business opportunities. But it's all hands on deck to deal with the waves of regulation ready to hit the industry.

Apr 04, 2012

BookmarksThe time when fund administrators did only fund administration is in the distant past, finds Nicholas Pratt, in an introduction to this year's survey of third-party providers, which includes our annual directory.

Apr 04, 2012

Senior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges in their industry.

Mar 15, 2012

UmbrellasMulti-asset funds could solve the asset allocation question for a confused workforce in the DC market. But can providers persuade trustees that additional costs are worth it? George Mitton investigates.

Mar 15, 2012

BeartrapRisk system vendors tell Funds Europe what the major risk-based challenges for fund manager are and how prepared they are to provide support. Compiled by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 07, 2012

BaloonsHeavier regulation, the downturn, and Luxembourg's ambitions in the world of regulated alternative assets are changing its job market. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

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