equities

Sep 01, 2009

Asset managers are forging more rigorous contracts with their custodians. Nick Fitzpatrick says the changes, which could affect prices, are revolutionary for an industry that’s three decades in the making...

Sep 01, 2009

It seems easier to devise yet another way to rank and evaluate the paper trail that is past performance than providing a qualitative assessment. Niklas Tell comments...

Aug 19, 2009

Shopping malls, infrastructure, timber: these have all been posited as lucrative investment opportunities in recent years. But while the idea of investing in art is as old as the hills, art works have as yet played hardly any role in the managed fund industry. New research from an assistant professor of finance at Maastricht University released last week suggests that could – and perhaps should – be about to change.

Aug 10, 2009

A recession surely isn't a good time for property investors to invest in shops. But some of them are. Nick Fitzpatrick visits the property market in the UK and Europe...

Aug 10, 2009

If women ruled the funds world, would the past two years have been any different? Academics suggest yes. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to leading female executives about risk taking...

Jul 06, 2009

Pia Nilsson, MD of the Swedish Investment Funds Association writes that the investment fund industry has an important role in helping to increase people’s knowledge of funds...

Jul 06, 2009

Contimuing our short series on pension fund regulation in some of the most important markets in Europe, Samuel Sender, of Edhec, looks at Germany...

Jul 06, 2009

CCPs have stood strong in the middle of all trades providing the comfort that counterparties and regulators desire. Marco Strimer (pictured) of SIX x-clear comments...

Jul 06, 2009

Screening companies for Haram, or forbidden, activities is becoming more and more sophisticated, says Zaineb Sefiani at BMB Islamic

Jul 06, 2009

European property shares have rallied ahead of global equities since March. Vicky Watson, of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, looks at the drivers behind this...

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