Magazine Issues»December-January 2013

Greg SaichinHigher yields do not always mean grossly higher risks, says Pioneer Investments' Greg Saichin. He tells Funds Europe why cautious investors should look at this fixed income asset class.

RefiningThe Key Investor Information Document came into force in July and Duncan J Christie, of State Street, suggests ways to polish them.

YachtBonus practice for alternative fund managers are likely to change forever under new regulations, say Nick Robertson and Claire Holland at Mayer Brown.

Ingrid PierceHedge fund managers are grappling with the ever-rising cost of compliance, as the waves of regulation from Europe and the US which followed the global financial crisis are implemented.

LanternDark pools are designed to benefit buy-side traders, but these advantages could be under threat as trading volumes flatten worldwide. Nicholas Pratt talks to some of the leading dark venues in Europe to see how they are meeting this challenge.

HorsesLuxembourg's hedge fund administrators are preparing for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Nicholas Pratt finds asset servicers do not mind that Luxembourg was not the first to implement the regulations.

Circuit boardReviewing the occupational pension framework in various countries, Samuel Sender, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, says there is an urgent need to rethink DC provision.

Nigel-StrachanWhile global market conditions remain challenging, Jersey's funds sector has continued to demonstrate resilience. The latest figures suggest that Jersey is keeping favour with the needs of the funds industry, with the value of assets being administered around £190 billion (€235.5 billion).