risk management

Sep 30, 2008

There were signs that alternative asset classes might finally take off in Scandinavia and Iceland. But the events of recent weeks could set the agenda back. Angele Spiteri Paris reports ...

Sep 11, 2008

The latest economic downturn may lead to another wave of outsourcing for custodians. But the ‘factory’ model of recent years may be in decline as clients look for higher standards of processing, reports Nick Fitzpatrick

Sep 04, 2008

In 2005, the Danish pension scheme ATP started to build its own hedge funds. Success means the number of teams will increase to twelve by the end of the year. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to Fredrik Martinsson, CIO ...

Aug 04, 2008

The focus on counterparty risk in the OTC derivatives market is starting to gain importance after the Bear Stearns episode, but only slowly. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the industry is adjusting

Jun 30, 2008

 Hans Hufschmid (pictured), formerly at doomed hedge fund LTCM and now CEO of GlobeOp, tells Nick Fitzpatrick (editor of Funds Europe) how LTCM has influenced fund administration ...

May 22, 2008

The Irish regulator’s decision to allow physical shorting through Ucits has been suspended pending a review by the European Commission. Nicholas Pratt examines the reasons for the Commission’s concerns and how they may be resolved.

Apr 15, 2008

Fund launches in the first quarter of the year reflect an effort by the industry to provide diversification and alpha. The launches take place as managers come under increased pressure to offer alpha funds at a lower cost, says Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Apr 10, 2008

The credit crunch is biting ever deeper into the fund management industry. Fiona Rintoul looks at what managers must do to survive and finds that targeting customers in Asia and selling traditional funds may be part of the answer.

Feb 08, 2008

RAB Capital has hired Gary Pitts to be its chief compliance officer. Pitts joins from Brevan Howard Asset Management, where he held a similar role. He has also held senior regulatory and compliance-related functions at Threadneedle, Credit Suisse and Henderson Global Investors.

Feb 08, 2008

Selling higher revenue products and increasing geographical reach is important for many asset managers’ profitability. Nick Fitzpatrick asks if Europe’s Ucits III funds can help

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