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Glynn Barwick, Goodwin Procter

AIFMD spells uncertainty

It could be some time yet before the AIFMD brings standard regulatory requirements across the EU, says Glynn Barwick (pictured), regulatory lawyer at Goodwin Procter LLP… »

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RBI to tighten domestic market liquidity

Steven O’Hanlon, Head of Fixed Income at ACPI Investment Managers comments on the latest RBI figures… »

Jason Funk, Lyxor Asset Management

Alternative UCITS: A cost efficient option

There remains a common misperception among some investors that UCITS fund structures are more costly than offshore funds due to additional reporting requirements, frequent NAV calculations and use of derivatives. But as Jason Funk (pictured), a member of the alternative investments business development team at Lyxor Asset Management is quick to point out, alternative UCITS funds are actually quite cost efficient. »

Howard Groedel, Ulmer & Berne

JOBS Act – winners and losers

Howard Groedel, chair of the Securities Regulatory Compliance Group at Ulmer & Berne LLP, identifies the winners and losers following the SEC’s decision to lift the ban on general solicitation by hedge funds and other private placements… »

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Egypt needs a cash infusion

Lucas Wurfbain at Insparo Asset Management comments on the long term outlook for Egypt… »

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Europe faces deflation risk

Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) European Economist Hetal Mehta says there is a real danger of deflation in the euro area, but that no significant action is expected from the European Central Bank (ECB) in the near term… »

Michael Hasentab, Franklin Templeton

Riding out recent volatility

The so-called US Federal Reserve “taper tantrum,” fear of a credit crunch in China, and hot spots of unrest dotting the globe contributed to a sense of market panic that swept both stocks and bonds in June. One thing’s for certain, the calendar may have shifted to summer, but volatility hasn’t taken a vacation. As you might expect, contrarian investor Dr Michael Hasenstab (pictured), co-director of Franklin Templeton’s International Bond Department, says investors with cool enough heads to look past short-term market panics can find opportunities while those who can’t stand the heat may miss out… »

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Japan is the only market out of the 46 to post a gain in June

The world may not get pneumonia when the US gets a cold, but it sure gets sick, says Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices… »

Bart Chilton, CFTC

MF Global is a bellwether case

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton on the Filing of Charges in the MF Global Case… »

Azad Zangana, European Economist, Schroders

Welcome to zombie Britain Mr Carney

Azad Zangana, European Economist, Schroders provides an insight into what Mark Carney can expect upon his arrival and comments on what the future may hold for Britain.… »

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