regulation

Jun 10, 2011

Our head-to-head discussion with two prominent pension schemes in the UK reveals problems with investment benchmarks that came to light in the financial crisis. It also indicates that there is a desire for passive solutions that is not being satisfied by investment managers' product offerings. These, along with other issues considered here, set the scene for forward planning in the pensions industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick (part1)

Jun 10, 2011

Simon_TortellThe regulatory emphasis that has been placed on the oversight of the manager since the beginning of the financial crisis, and even before that, cannot be overstated

Jun 10, 2011

Production_lineNow that the industry has largely accepted the benefit of automating cross-border orders, efforts are focusing on standardisation in processes. Nicholas Pratt examines the challenges involved


Jun 10, 2011

MonkeyEmpirical tests would surely show that pension funds using risk management tools would have superior results. But the reality is more complex, explains Samuel Sender of Edhec-Risk Institute.


Jun 10, 2011

Kenneth_FarrugiaThe looming implementation of the Aifm (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Directive and the passporting opportunities afforded by new Ucits IV regulatory measures are generating increased interest in re-domiciling to, or domiciling mirror-funds, within the European Union

May 25, 2011

Citic_Securities_logoChinese brokerage Citic Securities hopes to sell 51% of China Asset Management Co (AMC), the country's biggest fund manager by assets under management (AuM), for at least RMB 7.6bn (€830m).

May 20, 2011

Chalk_boradThe financial crisis shook regulators to the core and led them to take a stricter stance than ever. Angele Spiteri Paris finds that Sweden's regulator is being particularly exacting.

May 20, 2011

WaveNordic fund managers are becoming more comfortable with outsourcing their fund administration. Although several still carry out these functions in-house, things are beginning to change. Angèle Spiteri Paris reports

May 19, 2011

Ugo_BassiAlternative fund managers will find that the controversial Aifm directive will create a world-class brand just like Ucits, Ugo Bassi, the European Commission's head of asset management, tells Nick Fitzpatrick

May 19, 2011

DubrovnikCountries such as Poland and Hungary are promising places for asset servicing firms to do business, both to satisfy local demand for fund services, and to locate low-cost processing centres. George Mitton asks if the Aifm directive could shake up the network of sub-custodians in the region

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