May 19, 2009

Quant asset managers have come under fire for supposedly being pure number crunchers. But French investment firms argue quant will come back into favour – at least in France, writes Angèle Spiteri Paris

Apr 22, 2009

For investors and regulators interested in the CDS market the greatest need is for increased transparency, writes Rhodri Preece...

Apr 09, 2009

The business suit was always incongruous as a symbol of radical protest - but last week things changed. A small but significant number of financial professionals in the besieged City of London ignored HR’s motherly advice to dress casually and instead buttoned down collars and straightened up ties before boarding the morning train.

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...

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...

Mar 19, 2009

Nicholas Pratt looks at how attempts to bridge the high returns of OTC derivatives with the security of exchange-traded instruments may affect fund managers

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...

Jan 07, 2009

Brokers and asset managers may argue that clients’ wishes for best execution are better served without the complication of commission recapture. Nicholas Pratt asks what this would mean for pension funds...

Jan 06, 2009

Convertible bonds offer investors the security of fixed income with the possibility of equity-like returns, writes Mike Reed, a senior portfolio manager at BlueBay Asset Management...

Jan 05, 2009

Bank failures mean transition managers need to prove their commitment. At the same time the demand for portfolio changes has increased as a result of the financial crisis, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. Plus, we present three years’ worth of transition data from top managers.