Magazine Issues»December-January 2015

SwordsmanInstead of being viewed as a cost centre, data management should be centralised, while data itself should be used to add value and make a business more competitive, says Mario Mantrisi of Kneip.

DeadlineAlternative managers face their first reporting deadline in early 2015. Nicholas Pratt looks at the state of preparedness and problem areas.

Dark cloudsHigh profile lawsuits, a best-selling expose and unwelcome regulation have brought dark pools under the spotlight. Nicholas Pratt discovers some buy-side firms are calling for a return to basics.

MalaysiaWe profile the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of one product a year after it hit the market.

TriggerGiven turnover and capacity problems, Noël Amenc, Felix Goltz and Nicolas Gonzalez of the Edhec-Risk Institute assess how easy it is to invest in smart beta equity indices.

Pat LardnerOn October 14, the Irish Funds Industry Association signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).