Magazine Issues»November 2011

Sprouting-budVenture capital trusts in the UK are facing significant regulatory upheaval. However, some changes could make the sector more attractive to investors, though there are mixed feelings about fund raising, writes Muriel Oatham.

Leg-upHedge funds received negative publicity throughout the financial crisis, but Michael Hornsby and Kerry Nichol of Ernst & Young say investors are now demonstrating renewed belief in the alternative investment industry.

KL-Gates-LogoRobert Hadley, partner in K&L Gates' securities enforcement and commercial litigation practice groups talks about anty-corruption precedures company need to implement.

Man-on-tredmillThe complexity of fund structures and the demands of investors have made fund accounting a costly process despite the efforts to improve efficiency. Nicholas Pratt asks what can be done to help managers and administrators get ahead of the curve.

TortoiseThe implementation timetable for Target 2 Securities, the platform project devised to streamline securities settlement in Europe, has been delayed until 2015. Nick Pratt finds out what the implications may be for the industry.

RetirementThe body of rules and laws under which pension plans are organised has a huge impact on the management of sponsor and accounting risks. Samuel Sender of Edhec-Risk Institute, analyses where the pressure comes from and how to manage it.

Andrew_Baker_AIMAAndrew Baker, chief executive officer at the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) talks about hedge funds and their effect on financial stability.