Apr 15, 2008

Product flow from the ETF sector has reached a torrent. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to investors about their multiple uses and finds one adviser warning of fads.

Apr 10, 2008

The credit crunch is biting ever deeper into the fund management industry. Fiona Rintoul looks at what managers must do to survive and finds that targeting customers in Asia and selling traditional funds may be part of the answer.

Mar 25, 2008

Far from slowing down, fund administration is becoming a 24/7 business. Nick Fitzpatrick analyses the Funds Europe 2008 Third-Party Fund Administration Survey and finds the drivers for this trend

Feb 08, 2008

A thought leadership group within Watson Wyatt expects a dramatic rise in index management, Roger Urwin, global investment head, tells Nick Fitzpatrick

Feb 08, 2008

Fund managers stand to lose approximately $12bn (e16bn) a year in potential management fees, according to TABB Group.

With nearly $1 trillion currently invested in the United States in index-based products such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a serious threat to active managers is posed, says TABB.

In a report called Performance Anxiety: A Buy-Side Study of Benchmarks and the Investment Process, research director Adam Sussman says: “The appetite for index-based funds is nearly insatiable, with index-based assets under management increasing by 2,610% since 1993....

Feb 08, 2008

2008 could see the first actively managed ETF, among other innovations. Does this signal a big year for the products? Nick Fitzpatrick reports