October 2014 synopsis

Editorial Synopsis October 2014 In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email     Multi-assets
Managers of multi-asset funds say a strength of theirs is to be able to tactically allocate between asset classes. But are they really any good at timing the market?
 contact George Mitton: [email protected]
  Difficulties on the frontier
Frontier market investing is a hot trend, but what is often overlooked are the many technical barriers to investing in these markets, such as quotas, foreign ownership limits and more.
 contact George Mitton: [email protected]
  Exchange-traded funds
Funds Europe speaks to specialist ETF investors – a segment of asset management that has grown recently. What decisions lie behind their asset allocation?
contact Nick Fitzpatrick: [email protected]   Central clearing
There is a large appetite and clear rationale for central clearing but not every instrument is suitable for a CCP. How will it be decided what is centrally cleared and what is not? And what is the risk of getting it wrong? contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]
  Fund administration: Data utilities
While the idea of a standardised investor reporting utility would help simplify the growing reporting burden, is the idea practical? Funds Europe examines the evidence and looks at the current LEI initiative to see if data utility projects can ever work in the commercial world.
contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]
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