Liquidity sourcing tops buy-side business drivers for 2008

The new report, 2008 top 10 business drivers, strategic responses, and IT initiatives in investment management, identifies the following key business drivers for the buy side (see table):

Alpha appetite

Report authors Peter Delano and Dushyant Shahrawat write that managers' top business driver - achieving investment performance uncorrelated to markets - will require multi-faceted efforts. Product innovation, the use of derivatives, modification of quantitative strategies, and maintaining sound