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Dec 18, 2012

HorsesLuxembourg's hedge fund administrators are preparing for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Nicholas Pratt finds asset servicers do not mind that Luxembourg was not the first to implement the regulations.

Dec 18, 2012

Circuit boardReviewing the occupational pension framework in various countries, Samuel Sender, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, says there is an urgent need to rethink DC provision.

Dec 18, 2012

Nigel-StrachanWhile global market conditions remain challenging, Jersey's funds sector has continued to demonstrate resilience. The latest figures suggest that Jersey is keeping favour with the needs of the funds industry, with the value of assets being administered around £190 billion (€235.5 billion).

Dec 06, 2012

Survey1Institutional investors are increasingly worried about low interest rates and feel the market is not behaving in a predictable way, says a survey.

Nov 22, 2012

Chairmans roomThe former chief executive of Hermes Fund Managers who left earlier this year has become chairman of a London residential development company.

Nov 02, 2012

FacadeBank credit rating downgrades are becoming a familiar sight. The importance of Latin America to Spain's largest banks should cause fund managers to reassess counterparty risk. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Nov 02, 2012

compassLatin America's fund managers are experts at domestic equities, while some, and it is suggested the Chileans most of all, have a pan-regional expertise too. It is a natural next step, then, that asset managers look to expand overseas. Nick Fitzpatrick asks fund service providers about trends among this client base.

Nov 01, 2012

Real estate2At least 19 European real estate debt funds have launched in the past three years but they are only halfway to their combined target size of between €9-10 billion.

Oct 29, 2012

Signing dealSwiss Life Asset Management has awarded Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) with a securities services brief for funds holding €5.5 billion of assets.

Oct 08, 2012

NetherlandsThe Netherlands has become the first European country to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Aifm) Directive after the Dutch parliament approved the law last week.