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Anthony Masso, CEO, Succession Systems

Don’t be killed by your brokers’ market access kill switches

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 10:11

By Anthony Masso, CEO, Succession Systems – The SEC Enforcement Order against Knight Capital calls for Brokers to institute fully automated ‘lock downs’, prohibiting orders from entering the market if risk thresholds are reached.  Called ‘kill switches’, are you aware of the conditions that could trigger a lock down and how it would affect your orders and position? »

Peter Higgins, BlueBay Asset Management

Beating rising rates

Sun, 17/11/2013 - 18:21

Peter Higgins, Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager of the BlueBay High Income Loan fund, highlights why now is a good time to protect against rising rates, and outlines BlueBay’s views on how the loans asset class is set to perform in the current macro-economic environment… »

Steven Ferigno, Allegro Development Corporation

EMIR compliance – is 90 days enough?

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 17:44

Steven Ferrigno (pictured), Managing Director EMEA for Allegro Development Corporation, comments on Monday’s announcement from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding the reporting deadline for EMIR, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation regime… »

Ed Lopez, SunGard

One size regulation does not fit all boutique asset managers

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:50

When it comes to the effects of ‘one-size-fits-all’-regulation for boutique asset managers, off the peg doesn’t suit everyone. The very nature of regulation has changed. It’s grown, become global, and moved from being a check box exercise to being the rigid harness that restricts the movements of financial firms, says Ed Lopez (pictured), executive vice president, SunGard’s Asset Management business… »

Azad Zangana, European Economist, Schroders

ECB interest rate cut is a surprise

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:33

Azad Zangana (pictured), European Economist, Schroders, comments on the ECB’s surprise cut in interest rates… »

Charles Hepworth, GAM

Assets to love and leave

Mon, 04/11/2013 - 13:06

Charles Hepworth (pictured), the investment director responsible for GAM’s DFM business, shares his insights into the various asset classes to love and leave… »

Conference

FCA Asset Management Conference 2013 - PwC’s Rowland comments…

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 17:35

Amanda Rowland, partner and head of asset management regulation at PwC commenting on the announcements made at the 2013 FCA asset management conference that took place on 30 October… »

China flag

Chinese whispers

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 08:00

After a week in China's hinterland, Lead Portfolio Manager and Head of Hermes Emerging Markets Gary Greenberg, talks about how he saw every stage of development whilst on his travels… »

Crystal ball

There’s still value in stocks

Wed, 23/10/2013 - 16:09

The impressive gains made by equity markets this year have left valuations looking fuller than they were 12 months ago, says Dean Turner, Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank… »

China flag

Chinese growth rebound settles nerves

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 13:30

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist, Schroders on China’s return to GDP growth… »

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