November 2014 synopsis

Editorial Synopsis November 2014 In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email   France report
Our annual focus on the French industry includes interviews with the CEOs of the main Paris-based asset managers as well as a survey of the asset servicing sector and a look at passive investment
 contact George Mitton: [email protected]
  Equities: long/short
Equity long/short managers have seen compelling short ideas emerging since the start of the year, amid challenging market conditions for many companies
contact Stefanie Eschenbacher:[email protected]   Distribution: AIFMD
Funds Europe looks at product development in the new era of the AIFMD, the directive that regulates alternative investment funds. We focus on real estate, where some funds have had to appoint a depositary for the first time. Real estate is also an asset class showing signs of a resurgence in investor appetite
contact Alix Robertson: [email protected]   Technology: Order management systems
Updates and replacements of fund manager order management systems can be laborious, so what can be done to make the process better?What role can managers, consultants and vendors play to ensure the OMS does not become an outdated “legacy” system? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]
  Fund administration
The dissemination of data has implications for relationship management between data vendors and asset servicers, impacting on fee renegotiations and legal agreements. How might his impact how administrators interact with fund management companies?
contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]
PLUS executive interviews, SIBOS report, regular features, including fund launches and people moves
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