Magazine Issues»February 2010

Traders are calling for interoperability among Europe’s various clearing houses. Nicholas Pratt examines developments in the cash equities space

Three years since competition in the UK fund clearing & settlement industry heated up, Philippe Seyll, head of Clearstream’s funds division, tells Nicholas Pratt about his firm's coverage of the most commonly traded funds

Sophistication of electronic trading platforms is vital, as a lag can cause losses. Hosting solutions for proximity and colocation can minimise latency, says Mike Powell of Thomson Reuters

The need for fund managers to obtain ‘best execution’ has brought more focus on transaction costs. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to providers about how they support funds, and finds a debate still rages about the right process.

The Edhec-Risk Institute surveyed pension funds to see how regulation impacts asset/liability matching and the reasons for pension underfunding. Samuel Sender reports on the findings

"Ucits funds have set the global standard for retail investment funds, recognised for the high level of investor protection, transparency, regulation and oversight they provide." Gary Palmer of IFIA comments