Yearly Archives: 2005

10/12/2005

Attribution is the dominant technique performance teams at investment management companies use to explain a fund’s performance to both internal and external clients. The use of attribution is growing in response to both internal and external pressures; pension fund clients …

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investment-focus
25/11/2005

The research industry is a complex web linking fund managers, banks and brokers, and independent companies. The business and management of investment research is about to come under much more scrutiny by regulators: how much is paid for it and what …

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heads+squares
15/07/2005

Investment managers want to extend the range of derivatives they use. But there is great variation in current experience; generally, there is poor management of the overall cost of using derivatives as the request to use these instruments is driven …

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01/06/2005

Front office systems replaced basic spreadsheet applications and paper processes and have grown to be a sophisticated support tool for fund managers, dealers and compliance officers. Investment managers now need a system that can support a more structured and standardised …

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operations
01/05/2005

Investment managers are coming under pressure on three fronts to formalise their approach to business management: Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, and the need of clients and consultants for an independent assessment of operational competence. The most effective way for a manager …

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operations
28/01/2005

At the time of publication, there had been a surge in the number of traditional investment managers launching in-house hedge funds. Many investment management companies entered the hedge fund market as a defensive measure to prevent staff leaving – but …

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