trading

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.

Dec 03, 2008

Nicholas Pratt looks at how competition is shaking up algorithmic trading and direct market access between older and new exchanges ...

Dec 03, 2008

In this dynamic, challenging and competitive industry, hedge funds need to be more considerate of operations than ever before, writes Matthew Nelson (Omgeo LLC, pictured) ...

Nov 27, 2008

Fiona Rintoul asks if Qatar, a relatively new entrant to the Gulf funds industry, can compete against the likes of Bahrain ...

Nov 27, 2008

Nicholas Pratt talks to Frederic Hannequart (pictured), chairman of Euroclear bank, about the quest for more automation and a pan-European infrastructure ...

Nov 27, 2008

Gulf governments need foreign investment. ETFs based on local exchanges are a great prize and should help European investors gain exposure, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

Nov 19, 2008

European fund managers may not always trust Gulf markets. But after recent carnage Middle Eastern investors are more wary of Western finance too. Angele Spiteri Paris gauges feelings among asset managers ...

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