Magazine Issues»March 2014

BirdsLast year was challenging for fixed income investors. Which types of bonds did well and which did badly? And how should investors position their emerging market and Asian exposures?

Jo VeldeFunds Europe talks to Jo Van de Velde about Euroclear's highlights of 2013 and plans for the future.

OSullivan DurkinThe European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) requires entities that transact derivatives to report prescribed details of the financial derivative instruments (FDIs) they conclude with record keepers known as trade repositories. The reporting obligation commenced on February 12, 2014 (the Reporting Deadline) and applies to all financial counterparties and non-financial counterparties.

OasisWhen all else is outsourced, what is left is fund processing. Geoff Hodge, CEO of Milestone Group, looks at how these processes have avoided the efficiency spotlight and what to do about this in light of greater regulatory scrutiny.

LuxembourgIt's no surprise that regulation will again dominate the agenda at the spring conference of the Luxembourg funds association. We ask key figures what they expect to be discussed.

PhoenixFunds Europe pulls out some of the most interesting fund launches of recent weeks.

ShipCommon risk measures provide little information about causes of risk in portfolios. Lionel Martellini and Romain Deguest, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, highlight academic work on the relationship between diversification and risk.

Kenneth FarrugiaPlans to develop Malta's fund industry were put in place in 1994 through a specific regime, the Investment Services Act, which allows setting up of retail funds.