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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… »

Keith Wade, Schroders

US debt debacle: The show's over – for now

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 12:16

Schroders Chief Economist, Keith Wade (pictured), comments on the US Congress decision to approve federal spending and lift the debt ceiling after 16 days of government shutdown, and the impact that this could have on markets… »

Dr Laurence Wormald, SunGard

Effects of a US debt default will be profound

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 14:10

Dr Laurence Wormald (pictured), head of buy side risk research at SunGard, comments on the impact of the US debt ceiling… »

Marcelo Assalin, ING Investment International

Summer sale in emerging markets could continue

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 10:27

There is room for a further “sell-off” of emerging market currencies, because countries with large external imbalances, such as Turkey (TRY), India (INR), Brazil (BRL), South Africa (ZAR) and Indonesia (IDR) remain vulnerable to rising US yields, says Macelo Assalin (pictured), lead portfolio manager, emerging market debt local currency strategies at ING Investment International… »

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