Editorial Synopsis April 2018
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Ucits hedge funds
Funds Europe looks at how Ucits hedge fund returns have compared with returns from European-domiciled hedge funds outside of the Ucits regime over the past few months – a time of increased performance for the broad industry. We ask if Ucits hedge funds can provide the alpha that investors want and we also look at which are the most popular investment strategies.

contact Catherine Lafferty: [email protected]

Foreign exchange
FX fees and the way transactions are carried out have come under the spotlight since the UK’s Investment Association said it would be investigating market practices. Funds Europe takes a look at the scale of the problem in the UK and in Europe.

contact Catherine Lafferty: [email protected]

Cyber security
Funds Europe considers an action checklist for fund management firms should a cyber-attack take place. But would attackers be better off hitting the custodians instead?

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Exchange-traded funds
MiFID II should have thrown a great deal of light on the largely over-the-counter ETF market. Funds Europe looks at what has been found now the veil has been lifted and what it means for product development and operations.

contact Fiona Rintoul: [email protected]

Fund admin survey & directory 2018
We profile fund administrators and ask about their specific MiFID II experiences four months on since the introduction of the directive.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

PLUS: A guest-written article on the Japanese economy and a country focus on South Africa.