regulation

Mar 17, 2011

Clarity_in_retailChanges to financial services are underfoot. Tony Collins of Opal gives the lowdown on what the RDR means and its effect on consumers and the industry

Mar 17, 2011

ticks_all_boxesLuxembourg will become a centre of choice for alternative fund managers under the Aifm directive, claim Michael Hornsby, Kerry Nichol and Olivier Coekelbergs of Ernst & Young

Mar 16, 2011

Define_your_liabilitiesLiability-hedging portfolios are poorly defined at nearly half of pension funds, and many have not defined their liabilities precisely, finds Samuel Sender of the Edhec-Risk Institute

Mar 16, 2011

Falling_into_lineThe growth of alternative Ucits funds has thrust some asset managers into an unfamiliar world of compulsory checks and limits. Nicholas Pratt looks at how compliance management systems are helping them meet regulatory requirements

Mar 16, 2011

Cover_story_picRisk systems and regulations have centred on the quantitative and not the qualitative. Nicholas Pratt looks at the juggling required in the world of non-financial risk and asks whether more systematic rigour can be applied

Mar 15, 2011

impactGlobal asset managers are bracing themselves for the impact of regulation and many believe that proposed changes will affect the way they calculate fees and fund rebates.

Feb 23, 2011

The New York Roundtable: in the second part of our New York panel discussion, Messrs Bowman, Masterson, Rudenstine, Salus and Wallace focus on US relationships with a variety of markets and drivers for development.

Feb 23, 2011

planetsInvestment managers are explaining how to deal with Solvency II, the tough capital-adequacy rules for insurance companies. Convertibles, emerging market bonds and derivatives could be sought-after assets. By Nick Fitzpatrick

Feb 23, 2011

spinning_roulette_410Volatile markets have been kind to dynamic asset allocation managers, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Managers say if macro issues continue to dominate investment decisions, they will see more gains in both returns and business development. But are some basking in the afterglow of one good market call?

Feb 23, 2011

shakespeare_roseAbsolute return funds are hard to classify and the grouping of such products should be discouraged or reconsidered, says Angele Spiteri Paris

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