trading

Sep 27, 2010

Pound_notesActivity in the UK financial services sector grew in the last three months at the fastest rate since June 2007, with profitability for investment management rising strongly for the fifth consecutive quarter.

Sep 07, 2010

roller_coasterHigh-frequency trading has come under attack for recent stock market crashes and for threatening the long-term integrity of the market. Nicholas Pratt listens to the case for the defence

Sep 07, 2010

sweets2Advanced users of ETFs can leverage and short sell them. Felix Goltz and Lin Tang, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, explain how these uses can fit in with portfolio practices

Sep 07, 2010

sweetsThe ETF market is becoming increasingly innovative as promoters look for new ways to capture investors' interest, Nicholas Pratt examines how far this innovation can go.

Sep 06, 2010

RegulationRegulatory deluge has afflicted fund managers for at least a decade. Martyn Cuff, managing director at Allianz Global Investors Europe, present his must-keep guide to regulatory and industry change and advice on handling changes.

Jul 28, 2010

picture_frameNicholas Pratt examines the role that fund accountants can play in generating more certainty in the valuations process

Jul 06, 2010

The FSA is getting tougher on transaction reporting. Failure to comply with the rules may mean large fines and a loss of confidence by the regulator, say Monique Melis and Simon Appleton of Kinetic Partners.

After many years of being saddled with a poor reputation of both failing to act and, when doing so, seemingly ineffectively, the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is emerging as a stronger financial markets supervisor.  Keen to assert its authority and power as a regulator, the FSA has recently become more proactive in investigating...

Jul 06, 2010

Without sufficient post-trade data processing services, buy-side firms suffer difficulties related to operational efficiency, managing exposure and counterparty risk, operational risks, and high costs of ownership, write Roy Saadon of Traiana

Jun 17, 2010

Regulators and investors are demanding more 'real-time' treatment of post-trade derivatives data to make reporting and risk management more accurate. Are such real-time ambitions actually achievable, or even desirable, asks Nicholas Pratt?

Jun 01, 2010

ashcloudWe are back in uncertain territory, writes Darren Williams, senior European economist at AllianceBernstein. Indeed. If ever we left such climes, which I'm not sure we did.

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