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HEDGE FUNDS: Downward fall

A number of hedge funds didn’t survive by the market instability caused by the sub-prime crisis, begging the question: are they as robust as...

SECURITIES LENDING: Handing it over

Despite recent credit woes, securities lending hasn’t taken a nosedive. Sarah Coles finds that it’s a low risk strategy, which generates reasonable returns if...

TRADING TECHNOLOGY: Buying time

Industry research shows that buy-side trading is undergoing significant changes that warrant comprehensive overhauls of fund managers’ technology infrastructure. Nicholas Pratt talks to DnB...

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Not just luck

Lucy Macdonald, CIO, global equities of RCM, tells Angelique Ruzicka that the firm’s successful search for alpha did not come down to luck RCM’S IN-HOUSE...

PRIVATE EQUITY: Improved visibility

While private equity investment has increased apace, methods for fund managers to value their holdings have had to evolve. A downturn in the market...

EDHEC RESEARCH: Non-linear risk

In the fourth of a series of articles on risk management techniques in asset management, we look at the benefits of hedging risks through...

BACK OFFICE VIEW: Hidden inefficiency

"Back office investment can be justified on its own merits" - Gary Koche, Openlink In an ideal world, the front office of a trading organisation...

PAST PERFORMANCE: ‘Long/short is the new long’

"A 130/30 fund is simply a new packaging of an existing investment process. if a book is bad you should not expect it to improve...

COMPANY PROFILE: Watching very closely

Dexion Capital, a fund of hedge funds manager, has made its mark evaluating hedge funds. CEO Robin Bowie tells Fionnuala Synnott where he believes...

OPEN FORUM: Shopping around

Do you feel that fund supermarkets offer adequate distribution opportunities to help asset managers grow their business in Europe? Steve Cook, business advisor, Morse “The...

FUND SUPERMARKETS: It’s no ebay

A pan-European fund supermarket should be easier to set up than eBay's global shopping centre. But platforms still lack the depth of coverage, finds...

TRANSFER AGENCY: Breaking language barriers

With Asia an ever more important buyer of European Ucits 3 funds, administrators are increasingly using transfer agency platforms to meet the challenges of...

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