Magazine Issues»July-August 2011

Chess-piecesEvent-driven strategies are popular with investors looking for alternatives. But Anne-Gaelle Pouille of Paamco says that the state of the world means these funds are taking on more macro risk, and not all managers are equipped to have strong views.

SubmarineManual processes to calculate fee rebates are not only outdated but prone to error. Chris John of Bonaire looks at how a regulated and centralised system can assist all parties involved.

Simon-TortellThe regulatory emphasis on the oversight of the 'manager' since the beginning of the financial crisis, and even before that, cannot be overstated.

Jose-PlacidoIt is just over five years since RBC Dexia Investor Services was formed and although the business is outside the major league in terms of assets, its capability is as good as any other provider, and it is growing, Jose Placido, CEO, tells Nick Fitzpatrick.

Senior representatives from custody banks discuss the changes taking place around the pricing of custody and related services against a backdrop of increasing regulatory risk. They also consider the evolution of outsourcing and changes in OTC derivatives processing. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Baby-adultFund managers Artemis and F&C talk about how to make the second phase of outsourcing work. Nicholas Pratt reports

DaviesHodgeTechnology innovation comes in cycles. Every ten or 15 years a new wave of solutions appears and shakes up the status quo.

Outsource-ITAs investment managers face up to continuing operational costs, Nicholas Pratt looks at the reasons for outsourcing IT operations and the risks involved.