risk management

Apr 07, 2009

Criticism of corporate governance has become common in recent months. As fundamental financial paradigms begin to shift, Fiona Rintoul asks whether we need to reconfigure the system...

Apr 07, 2009

Sales of gold funds have been impressive during the financial crisis. But Angele Spiteri Paris finds that pension funds may prefer to hold physical gold rather than ETFs and other fund structures...

Apr 07, 2009

‘It is no longer sufficient for investors just to come up with the right asset allocation and responsive risk management; they must also undertake more rigorous assessment of investment managers to ensure investment and business models are sustainable’. By Niklas Tell...

Apr 07, 2009

FSA watchdogs are getting tougher, and not just with the banks. Fund managers are also affected. But challenges over the next twelve months do not end with the landmark Turner Review, finds Nick Fitzpatrick...

Mar 19, 2009

Activity in securities lending is picking up after last year’s short-selling bans. As lenders return to the market, Nicholas Pratt looks at how processes have changed...

Feb 18, 2009

Pension funds use asset-liability management (ALM) to secure payments for retirees. Individual investors could make use of the same techniques, even for planning to buy a house, says Edhec’s David Schröder

Feb 18, 2009

New central counterparties in Europe have brought the costs of clearing down. But a relentless price war could lead to greater complexity and lower standards of risk protection. Nicholas Pratt reports...

Feb 17, 2009

In 2008 risk management failed. Nicholas Pratt talks to a fund management risk specialist and to consultants to find out what vendors must do to win back faith...

Feb 16, 2009

Financial firms have seen their brands reduced to tatters. Instead of hiding, asset managers must be courageous and visible and communicate their brands’ financial solidity – without being flashy. By Fiona Rintoul

Jan 19, 2009

Fund selectors must focus more on the operational risk of their providers, due mainly to recent events, writes Niklas Tell...

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