Jun 01, 2015

DominosBlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, has told regulators that the asset management industry is not a source of systemic risk and that many regulatory changes put in place since the financial crisis have made the system much safer.

May 20, 2015

IndicesThe long running issue of regulating index providers has turned a vital corner as the Index Industry Association (IIA) welcomes a proposed European regulation.

May 15, 2015

Cyber palmThe rapid evolution of cyber crime is a major headache for security experts, whose focus has moved from prevention to live attacks. As well as thieves, asset managers are now targeted by geopolitical players, writes Alix Robertson.

May 15, 2015

LiquidThe danger with ETFs, say critics, is that market turmoil could expose them as less liquid than their providers assume. David Stevenson finds out if there is any substance to the claims.

May 15, 2015

Building and maintaining a brand is just as much a risk management exercise as it is a marketing objective. Our panel discusses how brand links with performance, along with the challenges marketers face in the digital world.

May 15, 2015

Sunken shipWhether it makes sense for transfer agencies and software firms to merge, the new consolidation in the low-margin business may well see costs for fund managers fall, finds Nicholas Pratt.

May 15, 2015

Nicola Le BrocqThe first Annex IV reporting deadline was the grand finale for a piece of legislation – the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) – that has had a huge impact on alternative managers.

May 15, 2015

Nnitin MehtaWhat are the appropriate professional standards for brokers, advisers and other investment agents who recommend funds, stocks, bonds or any other investment?

Apr 29, 2015

AdvisorThe Investment Association (IA) is to make public a list of asset managers that sign up to its newly released Statement of Principles.

Apr 27, 2015

Euro_signThousands of Swiss asset management firms are, or could be, breaching rules in Switzerland designed to mirror EU investment directives covering distribution, it is claimed.