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Momtchil Pojarliev
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Some Like It Hedged

BNP Asset Management's Pojarliev discusses a variety of options to address foreign currency exposures. Although there is no single best-practice solution for addressing foreign currency exposures, institutional investors have three main choices, he says.

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February 1, 2003

A Closer Look at Best Execution

By Gregory Bresiger

Among the new AIMR guidelines:

* Establishment of trade management policies and procedures that seek to maximize the value of client's portfolio within that client's investment objectives and constraints.

* Establishment of a trade management oversight committee.

* Implementation of firm wide trade management policy or policies.

* Implementation of a trade evaluation process.

* Establishment of clear firm-wide guidelines on broker selection and development of an approved brokers list.

* Firms should clearly disclose the actual and potential conflicts of interest that arise from step-outs, research obtained through soft dollars and interest in or material business relationships with market making firms.