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.

Mar 07, 2012

SwanLuxembourg's specialised investment fund concept has been hailed a success. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the draft law intended to align these funds with the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive.

Mar 07, 2012

92573311Guernsey is seeking greater ties with Luxembourg as the trend for dual fund structures emerges, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 27, 2012

Sold houseInstitutions that invest in alternatives such as private equity and real estate are increasingly opting to deal directly with specialist fund managers rather than via funds of funds.

Feb 14, 2012

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Private bankingA third of European insurers expect to increase their allocations to private equity and hedge funds when Solvency II comes into force, despite the higher capital charges they might face for these investments, according to a study by BlackRock.

Feb 06, 2012

Equities_going_upEquities could deliver returns in the region of 8% and be the best asset class during 2012 to 2016, according to forecasts by Robeco, the Dutch fund management company.

Feb 06, 2012

Hiring_fund_managersThe £9 billion (€10.9 billion) Pension Protection Fund is looking for specialist farmland and timberland investment managers.

Jan 09, 2012

seedling_in_hands_410Deutsche Bank and Financial Risk Management plan to launch a hedge fund seeding managed account platform, the dbalternatives Discovery platform.

Dec 15, 2011

Private bankingEuropean banks hold an estimated €100 billion of private equity assets that they will feel pressure to sell to meet capital requirements, according to Elly Livingstone, a partner at Pantheon International Participations (PIP), a private equity fund of funds.