Philip Best, Argos Investment Managers

Investors can find value in European micro cap shares in 2014

There’s plenty of value to be found in European microcap shares for investors in 2014, according to veteran European small cap investors Philip Best (pictured) and Marc St John Webb at Geneva-based Argos Investment Managers.  »


David Blitzer, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Facebook and the S&P 500

David Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, comments on Facebook’s inclusion in the S&P 500… »


William Stern, Goodwin Procter

Questions remain over new Volcker rule

William Stern (pictured), New York based Partner in Goodwin Procter LLP’s Financial Institutions Group, comments on the publication of the new Volcker rule…   »


Saker Nusseibehm CEO, Hermes

Coping with normalisation in 2014

Hermes CEO Saker Nusseibeh looks forward to 2014… »


Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management

Equities should continue to outperform says Pictet

Luca Paolini (pictured), Chief Strategist at Pictet Asset Management, explains why equities should continue to outperform… »


Anthony Masso, CEO, Succession Systems

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

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

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?

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

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

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


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