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Comment: Developing a successful fund management business in the era of the investor

Comment: Developing a successful fund management business in the era of the investor

David Morrissey (pictured), New Business Development, Europe and the Middle East, SEI’s investment manager services division, looks back on 2009, 'the era of the investor', and what's next for 2010. »


Comment: Flexibility is required in the face of recovery risks for 2010

Comment: Flexibility is required in the face of recovery risks for 2010

Alan Brown, Chief Investment Officer (pictured) and Keith Wade, Chief Economist, Schroders, share their views on the potential factors that could derail the global economic recovery and argue the case for greater portfolio diversification. »


Comment: The Bank Payroll Tax – beyond the banks?

Comment: The Bank Payroll Tax – beyond the banks?

Jonathan Denton, partner in law firm Mishcon de Reya’s Finance and Banking Group, examines the implications of the UK Chancellor’s proposed “bank payroll tax”. »


Comment: Hedge Funds: 2009 review and outlook for 2010

Comment: Hedge Funds: 2009 review and outlook for 2010

The hedge fund industry will grow in 2010 with risk management continuing to be the key to success and macro, long/short equity and long/short credit will be the best performing hedge fund strategies in 2010, according to Morten Spenner (pictured), CEO at fund of hedge funds manager International Asset Management (IAM), and Andrew Gibson, Head of Asset Allocation. »


Comment: Taxing questions in London and Washington

Comment: Taxing questions in London and Washington

Taxation, directly or indirectly, of the alternative investment industry has been in the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic this week. In the UK, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling announced in his pre-budget report, for the most part a heads-up on next year’s taxing and spending plans, that the government would implement a one-off 50 per cent tax to be paid by banks on bonus payments above GBP25,000. »


Comment: A look at 2009 as well as the outlook for financial markets in 2010

Comment: A look at 2009 as well as the outlook for financial markets in 2010

Horacio Valeiras, Managing Director, Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management and CIO, Allianz Global Investors Management Partners, looks back at 2009 and outlines his views on 2010. »


Comment: Candover terminates EUR 3bn buy-out fund

Comment: Candover terminates EUR 3bn buy-out fund

Mark Spinner (pictured), partner and Head of Private Equity at international law firm Evershed, outlines the significance of Candover’s latest agreement with investors to terminate the EUR 3bn (GBP 2.73bn) buy-out fund it raised last year. »


Comment: The road to recovery - UK commercial property in 2010 and beyond

Comment: The road to recovery - UK commercial property in 2010 and beyond

William Hill, Head of Property (pictured) and Mark Callender, Head of Property Research, at Schroder Property Investment Management Limited, predict that the recent turnaround in the performance of UK commercial property will continue through the first six months of 2010, however, the picture after that is less clear. »


Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Comment: After the ice age comes the thaw

Christophe Bernard (pictured), Chief Investment Officer, summarises the key features of Union Bancaire Privée’s outlook for 2010. »


Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

Comment: Preserving partners’ limited liability in foreign jurisdictions

David Cooke (pictured), a partner in the corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in Bermuda, says that limited partners could find themselves exposed to unlimited liability in jurisdictions other than that in which the limited partnership is established – but a recent legal development in Bermuda can resolve the issue. »


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