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May 22, 2008

Japan is modernising its corporate governance policy and ending uncompetitive practices. The Japanese people, however, are still investing elsewhere, and the country's investment future remains uncertain, writes Nick Fitzpatrick ...

May 22, 2008

An onshore presence in Asia’s growing fund management market is increasingly vital in order to cope with regulatory changes and local competition, says Nick Fitzpatrick, at Fund Forum Asia ...

May 22, 2008

Equity investment is at an all-time low in Germany and the fund management opportunity, huge though it could be, remains static as savers shun risk. But far-reaching changes to investment laws may change the landscape, finds Fiona Rintoul.

Apr 15, 2008

Fund launches in the first quarter of the year reflect an effort by the industry to provide diversification and alpha. The launches take place as managers come under increased pressure to offer alpha funds at a lower cost, says Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Apr 15, 2008

Product flow from the ETF sector has reached a torrent. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to investors about their multiple uses and finds one adviser warning of fads.

Apr 10, 2008

The credit crunch is biting ever deeper into the fund management industry. Fiona Rintoul looks at what managers must do to survive and finds that targeting customers in Asia and selling traditional funds may be part of the answer.

Mar 25, 2008

Sub-prime hit bond flows as much as equities. Fiona Rintoul looks at how fixed income fund managers are reacting and finds that they are increasingly looking at local currency debt

Feb 08, 2008

Europe’s cumbersome clearing and settlement process is still some way off the sleek US model, finds Angelique Ruzicka, despite efforts to develop it

Feb 08, 2008

Europe’s cumbersome clearing and settlement process is still some way off the sleek US model, finds Angelique Ruzicka, despite efforts to develop it

Feb 08, 2008

Fear saw emerging markets sold off in January. But the sector’s fundamentals are still strong. Fiona Rintoul reports on what the experts say about emerging market fortunes and hears that concentrating on the Chinese consumer is still a good guide

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