Magazine Issues»February 2011

istanbul_roofTurkey is coming into its own as a regional financial centre and offers exciting investment opportunities, says Marcin Fiejka of Pioneer Investments

windfarm2_410Across Europe and the US, governments have been keen to promote 'clean' technologies by providing both financial and regulatory support. But are such incentives artificially distorting the market? Ilya Golubovich at I2BF takes a look.

CatalanoPassporting provision represents the biggest upside for EU-based alternative fund managers, says Eliana Catalano from Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Kim_McFarlandStrong foundations!  As Investec Asset Management grew from 14 people in a small Cape Town office to a manager with $80bn of AuM, COO Kim McFarland had to face down operational challenges, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

man_asleep_sofa_410A sofa-bed is both a bad sofa and a bad bed. Some fund administrators say the same applies to single administration systems that try to support multi-asset portfolios. Nicholas Pratt reports

The New York Roundtable: we meet with leading US asset service providers in New York at a time when the most sophisticated market in the world is seeing a secular shift from equities to fixed income. 

Paul_Keltie"There has been a lot of talk in the industry about fairer compensation for work done, but the securities services industry does not have a strong track record in sticking to a transparent pricing model." Paul Keltie of HSBC comments

man_progress_410Asset pooling offers numerous cost savings and better risk controls for investment managers and investors in a challenging financial climate. Fortunately, pooling is becoming easier to establish. Nicholas Pratt investigates