May 18, 2010

ManGLGMan Group has announced that it is to acquire GLG Partners for $1.9bn in an all-cash transaction. The deal will take Man Group's assets under management to $63bn. According to Thomson Reuters, it is Man Group's largest acquisition to date and the second largest hedge fund M&A deal ever.

Apr 15, 2010

dockNordic custodians are having to grapple with new regulation on a European level and changes within the Nordic landscape itself. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to players in the market to gauge how they're coping.

Apr 12, 2010

The Nordic market has held up well in the crisis, but investment managers and asset servicers in the region have a few changes to contend with in terms of infrastructure and regulation. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to a panel of market players.

Apr 12, 2010

Madeleine Senior (Northern Trust): "As we are one of the top ten passive managers in the world, with over US$600bn under management, we have pedigree in this space and are a trusted partner."

Apr 07, 2010

Acquisitions of specialist administration firms by BNY Mellon and State Street  reflect that the appetite for alternatives will not abate just because of the crisis, says Nick Fitzpatrick...

Apr 06, 2010

Barings Asset Management has become the latest fund management company to identify significant investment potential in North Africa and the Middle East. "In Barings' view, the Middle East and North Africa offer among the best investment opportunities worldwide," the company said as it launched the Baring MENA fund, a Dublin-domiciled OEIC that targets 'growth at a reasonable price'.

Mar 16, 2010

Nicholas Pratt reviews the regulatory developments in the OTC derivatives world and discovers that it is still unclear just what the cost of these reforms will be to fund managers

Mar 16, 2010

Luca Salerno and Gil Cohen, Reed Smith LLP: 'The credit derivatives market exemplified the devastating effects of a lack of public information on price formation'

Mar 16, 2010

Matthew Weir, Bluecrest Capital: “We have a set of daily reports that include VaR measures, sensitivity analysis and stress tests. We look at the liquidity and concentration risk at all levels within the organisation..."

Mar 16, 2010

Jean-Marc Fourre (AXA IM): ‘We have quarterly training on risk governance. Through this we can ensure that this risk management culture will continue’