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  • In-house transition management presents unique challenges

    07 September 2016

    Some very large institutional investors are carrying out transition events internally. Pádraig Floyd identifies when this may be the best approach and when external providers can add the most value

  • Transition managers prepare for LGPS pool influx

    07 September 2016

    The consolidation of UK local government pension schemes into eight £25bn investment pools will entail hundreds of complex transitions. By Ceri Jones

  • Rise of the advisers

    07 September 2016

    The rate of change across securities finance industry is spurring demand for consulting services. Andrew Neil takes a close look at the solutions and expertise on offer

  • Fixed income transition market 'expanding, not contracting'

    06 September 2016

    Fixed income is a far more complex asset class to transition than equities. But the opacity and potential illiquidity of OTC assets means that transition managers can add even more value, finds Pádraig Floyd

  • Transition managers look outside Western Europe for growth

    06 September 2016

    While north-west Europe has long been familiar with transition management, elsewhere on the continent markets remain underdeveloped. Paul Golden considers what managers can offer these new markets

  • Transition managers find growing market with insurance firms

    05 September 2016

    Transition managers are increasingly being used by insurance companies for various tasks, from importing assets for bulk annuities to investing excess capital, finds Paul Golden

  • Unique challenges face DC pension scheme transitions

    05 September 2016

    Defined contribution pension scheme transitions are considerably more complicated than ones for defined benefit schemes, finds Ceri Jones

  • A guide to selecting a transition manager

    02 September 2016

    Global Investor/ISF looks at the key considerations when selecting a transition manager and offers guidance on how the process should be structured

  • Transition managers branch out to new markets

    02 September 2016

    Transition managers have typically been used in liquid equity markets but they are expanding their services into ever more obscure ones, finds Pádraig Floyd

  • Eastern Europe funds falter despite economic growth

    02 September 2016

    Central and Eastern Europe is suffering negative fund flows despite solid fundamentals. Matt Smith asks whether fund managers should take note

  • Saudi Arabia looks for diversification

    02 September 2016

    Supporting the kingdom’s diversification agenda, a new shipping fund from a regional multilateral bank demonstrates how innovation is coming to the fore, writes James Gavin

  • Saudi QFI restrictions to loosen

    02 September 2016

    Regulatory change has risen to the top of the Saudi agenda and a root-and-branch reform of the legal framework is being implemented to meet investors’ needs, writes Matt Smith

  • Aviva's sec finance head talks shop

    02 September 2016

    Andrew Neil speaks to Mick Chadwick, the head securities finance at Aviva Investors, ahead of the annual IMN conference for European beneficial owners

  • Regulatory pressure forces data rethink

    01 September 2016

    Predictive analytics is increasingly being used by asset managers to identify suspicious behaviour, finds Paul Golden

  • Avoiding volitility becomes increasingly costly

    01 September 2016

    Volatility-based products have attracted investors in their droves but evidence suggests that they are overpaying for safety, writes Cherry Raynard

  • Sec finance figures migrate to tech

    31 August 2016

    A large number of leading securities finance figures are reappearing at technology companies, using their market expertise to build next generation solutions. Andrew Neil investigates

  • Early blockchain projects begin to show progress

    31 August 2016

    Andrew Maloney investigates what can be learned from distributed ledger frontrunners as efforts to trial the technology start to bear fruit

  • Fund-of-funds sales rise as investors seek transparency

    31 August 2016

    Fund-of-funds flows have suffered due to the pervasive focus on fees but investors are returning where the structure adds most value, says Paul Golden

  • Asset management M&A activity falters post-Brexit

    26 August 2016

    Consolidation in the asset management industry now seems inevitable but may have to wait until the terms of Brexit are clear, says Cherry Reynard

  • Exchanges look to diversify towards sell-side

    26 August 2016

    Exchanges are increasingly looking beyond straightforward mergers with their peers and are set to venture deep into sell-side territory. Andrew Neil reports

  • An Insight into fixed income investing

    04 July 2016

    James Gavin talks to Adrian Grey from Global Investor/ISF's Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year about his firm’s expansion strategy

  • Macquarie sees value in empowering staff

    04 July 2016

    The CEO of Global Investor/ISF's Infrastructure Manager of the Year, Martin Stanley, speaks to Alastair O’Dell about the benefits of empowering everyone in a global team to take responsibility for their decisions

  • Sukuk set to surge

    15 August 2016

    The president of the Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association, Michael P Grifferty, says that we are only at the beginning of the boom in Islamic debt

  • Aramco IPO sparks exchange scramble

    15 August 2016

    Saudi Aramco’s proposed IPO is raising as many questions as answers, not least over which foreign bourse will host the overseas listing, writes James Gavin

  • Barclays "excited" about the future of wealth management

    04 July 2016

    Akshaya Bhargava from Global Investor/ISF's Wealth Manager of the Year talks to Andrew Maloney about the challenges, and opportunities, facing wealth management

  • Executive recrimination

    08 August 2016

    Pay for business leaders is back on the agenda, says Ceri Jones

  • The strategy of hedge fund selection

    04 July 2016

    Global Investor/ISF's Investment Consultant of the Year, Sussex Partners, discusses with Alastair O’Dell what the firm looks for in a hedge fund manager

  • Northern Trust sees a bright future for TTFs

    04 July 2016

    Toby Glaysher from Global Investor/ISF's European Fund Administrator of the Year talks to Alastair O’Dell about the rise of tax transparent funds

  • The grey revolution

    06 July 2016

    The UK pensions landscape is undergoing rapid change after two decades of decline for traditional defined benefit arrangements. Pádraig Floyd reports

  • Onwards and upwards

    05 July 2016

    The investment environment remains challenging but that has only spurred greater innovation in the asset management industry, writes Cherry Reynard

  • Fund favouritism

    30 June 2016

    In the last couple of years banks have regained asset management business from their independent competitors. Paul Golden investigates whether this should be cause for concern

  • Counting the cost

    29 June 2016

    Fund administration is entering a period of consolidation but specialised providers can still thrive in niche areas. Andrew Maloney reports

  • Doused with dollars

    29 June 2016

    Emerging markets remain vulnerable to changes in US monetary policy. But an improving outlook will ultimately lead to the renewed importance of fundamentals, finds Cherry Reynard

  • Currency conundrum

    29 June 2016

    Hedged ETFs are falling out of favour because currency markets have become too difficult to predict. Paul Golden reports

  • Hedge funds finding regulation tougher than asset growth

    29 June 2016

    Managing regulation cited as number one challenge by hedge funds

  • Lifting the lid on leverage

    29 June 2016

    Regulators are increasingly focused on calculating leverage within the hedge fund industry. But are they going about it in the correct way? Andrew Neil reports

  • Dublin roundtable

    28 June 2016

    The Irish funds industry has evolved to accommodate a wider range of products and managers. A group of experts discuss the impact of these changes and possible future regulatory developments

  • Fair shares

    22 June 2016

    Agent lenders have largely absorbed the increasing capital cost of running US securities lending programmes. The situation cannot continue indefinitely, finds Andrew Neil

  • EMIR not king

    22 June 2016

    Due to the hotchpotch fashion of its implementation EMIR has been bested by MiFID in internal budget battles, finds Ceri Jones

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  • The OTC derivatives harmonisation headache

    29 September 2016

    Chris Bender, director of regulatory advisory at Chatham Financial, looks at the progress and remaining obstacles towards achieving a cohesive harmonious cross-border OTC derivatives regulatory framework

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  • Taxing times for German securities lending market

    28 September 2016

    Regulatory and taxation changes are challenging traditional methods of borrowing and lending in Germany. Andrew Neil reports from the Global Investor/ISF Securities Finance Masterclass in Frankfurt

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