Shedding the shackles

Chris Sims, head of investment operations at Gartmore Investment Management in London, speaks with Victor Anderson about the firm's leveraged buy-out last year by private equity group Hellman and Friedman, how the buy-out allowed Gartmore more freedom from an IT perspective, and, of course, Mifid, which is set to be omnipresent across the buy side in Europe until at least the end of this year.

Tell me a bit about Gartmore?

Gartmore is a multi-product asset management firm that provides investment