Magazine Issues»December-January 2014

LakeAn outcrop of socially responsible investment, natural capital accounting requires a new language to value the things in nature that make life worth living, finds Fiona Rintoul.

A ArbuthnottInvestors seeking high alpha should look to concentrated strategies, according to Andrew Arbuthnott, head of large cap European equity at Pioneer Investments and lead manager of Pioneer Funds Top European Players.

NebulasRichard Ryan, senior credit fund manager at M&G Investments, explains what goes into a multi-credit fund.

Road signsThe asset management industry has weathered the financial storm, but there are more challenges ahead, says Rory Gage of Grant Thornton.

UmbrellasIdentifying a small number of underperforming shares can help index investors increase their gains. But how to do that? A high securities lending fee is one signal, and avoiding such shares would have led to outperformance over the past seven years, says Simon Colvin of Markit.

M WrigleyStimulated by the lasting effects of the global financial crisis, regulators around the world have discovered a new-found fever for prosecution when it comes to holding directors to account for the ills of their companies.

SubmarineBuy-side dealers are increasingly trading away from lit markets but regulators want to limit the extent of this dark trading. Nicholas Pratt examines whether the industry is set for a collision.

ClimberIs there a future for boutique hedge fund administrators in a market dominated by regulation? Nicholas Pratt investigates.