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UCITS fund managers face variable pay cap

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 11:36

The European Parliament has voted in favour of draft remuneration rules implementing variable pay caps for UCITS fund managers. The rules include the requirement for a significant proportion of variable pay to be deferred for three to five years, with a cap on variable pay of one times salary. Stephen Cahill, head of compensation and benefits at Deloitte, comments… »

Jon Terry, partner, PwC

Fund managers one step closer to tougher bonus rules

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 19:38

The European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON) has voted in favour of capping bonuses at 100% of salary. This is an important marker as to the Parliament’s position regarding asset managers’ pay and starts the process as to what the final remuneration provisions will be within the UCITS V Directive. Much negotiation lies ahead, but the starting position is now clear, says Jon Terry (pictured), partner in PwC’s reward team… »

John Terry, PwC

Fund managers could face tougher pay rules than the banking sector under new proposals

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 18:12

Jon Terry (pictured), partner in PwC’s reward team, comments on the European Parliament’s suggested amendments to the UCITS V Directive, which, if passed, will have major implications for all European asset management businesses… »

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European getaway

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 06:00

While many market observers are impressed by suddenly soaring European stocks, Paul Chew, Head of Investments at Brown Advisory is sceptical about a continued run in 2013… »

Joanna Shatney, Head of US Large Cap Equities at Schroders

US sequestration poses downward risk

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 12:35

Joanna Shatney (pictured), Head of US Large Cap Equities at Schroders, shares her views on the recent sequestration in the US…  »

Avinash Vazirani, manager of the Jupiter India Fund and the Jupiter India Select Fund (Sicav)

India’s giveaway budget postpones the pain

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 12:06

With an eye firmly on national elections in 2014, the Indian government has delivered a populist budget aimed at securing the support of its core rural voters, while putting off more radical structural reform until later, says Avinash Vazirani (pictured), manager of the Jupiter India Fund and the Jupiter India Select Fund (Sicav)… »

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Japan as role model

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 18:14

For many investors, the mere thought of Japan as being a role model is ridiculous. Yet, a study of the impact of Japanese demographics and policy on its financial markets would have provided valuable insights for European investors, says Ad van Tiggelen, Senior Investment Specialist at ING Investment Management. After all, Europe is the next region in line where the effects of an ageing population will be felt. What can we learn from the Japanese experience? »

Chris Wylie, Iveagh

Italian election (non)result could prompt market correction

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 18:00

Chris Wyllie (pictured), CIO, and William Beverley, head of macroeconomic research, at Iveagh, offer their investment commentary in the wake of Italy’s election [non]result… »

Jeff Taylor, Invesco Perpetual

A messy bowl of spaghetti

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 18:40

Jeff Taylor (pictured), Head of European Equities at Invesco Perpetual, considers what happens next following an indecisive Italian election… »

Richard Bonnor-Moris, Newscape

UK debt-rating downgrade unlikely to make a great deal of difference to investors

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 12:48

Richard Bonnor-Moris (pictured), Head of Multi-Asset Solutions at Newscape Capital comments on the credit downgrade of the UK by Moody’s… »

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