risk management

Jun 05, 2013

Electric currentThree currents vital to success in asset management are reflected in a fund manager's recently launched strategy for smaller pension schemes, argues Nick Fitzpatrick, after gauging views about the industry's future.

Jun 05, 2013

Romain BoscherTheir liquidity benefits will earn equities a future within investment portfolios, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. But longer term investors will also be prepared to allocate to less liquid assets as they search for yield.

Jun 05, 2013

Building graphSince the financial crisis, data has become a more lucrative piece of the asset servicing offering. But delivery models vary and the custodian banks, the giants of this business, face competition, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Jun 03, 2013

Chairmans roomFormer chief executive of the Investment Management Association Richard Saunders has joined the board of Investec Asset Management as non-executive director.

May 20, 2013

Pensioner-with-caneEuropean pension schemes have increased their allocation to liability hedging – or liability-driven investments (LDI) – from 15% to 26% over the past year, according to research from consultancy Mercer Investments.

May 08, 2013

CastleConforming to the stereotype of German efficiency, one law is likely to become the new legal framework for all fund structures. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports on regulary battles in Europe's largest economy.

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.

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