Feb 21, 2012

birdsThematic investment might seem like the preserve of active investors because it is based on holding convictions. But Fiona Rintoul asks if these beliefs could be put into indices to gain passive exposure to investment motifs.

Feb 21, 2012

AmbasuthanAmbasuthan Jananayagam, of Point Nine Financial Technologies, tells us how the realtionship between society and technology is changing.

Feb 21, 2012

Music-sheetsEfforts to regulate clearing and settlement in Europe are proceeding with Target2-Securities and other projects. But George Mitton finds that in the emerging markets, progress is piecemeal, and hampered by politics.

Feb 21, 2012

Darren-StainrodDarren Stainrod, the chairman of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association, tells us why Cayman countries are so attractive to global funds administrators.

Feb 10, 2012

Gavel lawbooksThe Investment Management Association in the UK has responded to the Treasury Select Committee's inquiry into credit ratings agencies, highlighting their independent role.

Feb 09, 2012

US congressThe United States has signed up France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to a joint plan to implement tax evasion rules contained in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca).

Jan 26, 2012

EUUK alternative funds such as private equity and real estate vehicles are still unsure of precisely which will be covered by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Aifm) directive, despite a discussion paper from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Jan 12, 2012

Businessman_hurdleEuropean insurers that use third-party fund managers have several challenges to face in order to meet the deadline for Solvency II regulations of 1 January 2014.

Dec 22, 2011

kiwi_fruit_slicesThe UK’s Investment Management Association says the introduction of a protected cell regime for open-ended investment companies will enhance the country’s competitiveness as a fund domicile.

Dec 19, 2011

ChinaChina is launching a trial programme to open up Chinese equities and bonds to investments made in offshore renminbi in Hong Kong.