risk management

May 08, 2013

Safety netNicholas Pratt considers pension fund outsourcing of broader back and middle-office operations to custodians, while Marks & Spencer's pension scheme talks about its approach to asset servicing.

May 08, 2013

Brian ForresterThis February, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) published its final report setting out guidelines for the remuneration of alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

May 08, 2013

RobberyGreater regulatory harmonisation is needed to strengthen the Ucits regime, say Noël Amenc and Frédéric Ducoulombier at Edhec-Risk Institute.

Apr 29, 2013

IndicesEdhec-Risk Institute, which recently criticised providers of smart beta indices, has launched a venture to design and license its own set of benchmarks.

Apr 05, 2013

Mountain peaksFunds Europe asks a selection of professionals how they see the UK's regulatory landscape evolving under the twin peaks model.

Apr 05, 2013

MuffinsAlternative fund services are a salient feature of the 2013 responses to our third-party fund survey, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Apr 05, 2013

looking glassSenior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges.

Apr 04, 2013

graph up downNon-Ucits hedge funds tend to have both lower volatility and tail risk, while broadly outperforming their Ucits counterparts, research from Edhec-Risk Institute suggests.

Mar 18, 2013

Risk1Index promoters do not document or explicitly control risks within their smart beta index offerings, researchers claim, which means that investors are taking a 'considerable' risk when they choose these new equity benchmarks.

Mar 08, 2013

With the regulatory environment for alternative managers about to change significantly under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), depositary banks discuss if the industry is sufficiently prepared. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.