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Julia Lu, partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe

Opinion: Proposed anti-fraud and anti-manipulation regimes for loan derivatives products

Mon, 04/07/2011 - 06:00

The seemingly intuitive application of long-standing securities anti-fraud and anti-manipulation rules to the complex world of over-the-counter derivatives, particularly where derivative products intersect with the loan market, will affect trading practices and compliance rules at all institutions trading these instruments, according to Richards Kibbe & Orbe partners Julia Lu and Eva Marie Carney... »

David Miller, partner, Cheviot Asset Management

Comment: “Austerity measures may be passed, but the Greek voters will keep investors twitchy”

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 11:08

David Miller, Partner at Cheviot Asset Management, believes that whilst austerity measures have been passed, this will not do much to soothe the nerves of investors, who will still be worried about how Greek voters will cooperate with the plans… »

Andreas Korsa, product specialist, DWS Chinese Equities Fund

Comment: Slower US economy, European debt restructuring and an economic cool-down in China continue to impact markets

Mon, 27/06/2011 - 15:36

While Chinese inflation is still rising and the recent drought in central China may cause food prices to increase again, we do not expect inflation to reach excessive levels. »

Hamid Parsa, director of sales/business development, Alceda Fund Management

Comment: The opportunities and challenges of the KIID

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 06:00

Hamid Parsa (pictured), Director of Sales/Business Development, Alceda Fund Management SA, assess the challenges posed by the introduction of the Key Investor Information Document (KIID)… »

Andrew Shrimpton, member, Kinetic Partners

Comment: Dodd-Frank registration deadline extended by SEC

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 13:44

Andrew Shrimpton, member at Kinetic Partners, on the extension of the deadline for SEC registration for Foreign Private Investors… »

David Rumsey, Head of Multi Asset Product Team UK, HSBC Private Bank

Comment: Structured products in a challenging environment

Thu, 16/06/2011 - 14:00

David Rumsey (pictured), Head of Multi Asset Product Team UK, HSBC Private Bank comments on the developing role of structured products in a challenging environment… »

Thomas Kwan, Head of Asian Debt at Baring Asset Management

Comment: Asian 'engine of growth' offers attractive rewards to debt investors

Wed, 15/06/2011 - 07:30

Baring Asset Management (Barings), the international investment management firm, believes that as Asian economies continue to strengthen, Asian debt and currencies can provide some of the best absolute and risk-adjusted returns versus US and other global fixed income sectors. »

Charles Gradante, Hennessee Group

Comment: The perception problem with returns

Wed, 08/06/2011 - 06:00

The Hennessee Group's Charles Gradante on the importance of considering both nominal and real returns… »

Henning Gebhardt, head of European equities, DWS Investments

Comment: Investors continue to focus on Germany as the European growth engine

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 15:08

Henning Gebhardt (pictured), head of European equities at DWS Investments, looks at why investors are continuing to see Germany as the European growth engine… »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: If it works in Houston, it’ll work in Singapore

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:43

There’s a lot to be said about getting a fund administration location correct. Get it wrong and you can damage client relationships along with your reputation. Get it right, and growth opportunities can blossom, says Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group. »

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