Jul 06, 2012

handsFund managers from emerging markets are building an international client base using the 'Ucits' fund structure. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the practicalities and the costs behind this strategy.

Jul 06, 2012

BridgeAs Brazil continues to attract increasing competition, global custodians are turning their attention to some of the secondary markets in Latin America. Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Jul 06, 2012

RiverThe rapid growth of the Latin American economy and fund management community has placed pressure on the region's financial markets infrastructures to keep pace. Sheldon Warrick, of Omgeo, explores what this means for the future of post-trade in the sector.

Jul 03, 2012

Handshake 3A former pension fund CIO has been hired by hedge fund firm Man Group on a consultancy basis.

Jun 28, 2012

CracksA “significant” number of the FTSE 250 pension schemes struggle with deficits and funding gaps, according to research.

Jun 26, 2012

New_York_stock_exchangeUS, Asian and emerging market equities came out as the top choices for UK intermediaries and investment professionals in a survey of their investment sentiment.

Jun 25, 2012

mismatching_shoesDomestic Chinese indices have shown higher volatility and lower returns over the trailing three-year period than non-domestic Chinese indices, according to research by Morningstar Asia.

Jun 25, 2012

Paint_coverMore than 60% of UK pension schemes are likely to increase allocations to alternative asset classes and liability-matching assets over the next 12 months to three years, research by an investment consultancy suggests.

Jun 21, 2012

DistancesBen Leyland, a fund manager at JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), described long-term equity investing as a “dying art” and said the asset class is increasingly identified with short-term speculation.

Jun 14, 2012

Graph_downHedge funds provided downside protection in May, losing far less than the MSCI World Index.