Jun 12, 2012

Peter_de_ProftPeter de Proft, head of Efama, relies on his members to find a collective voice in Europe. He tells Nick Fitzpatrick that other financial industries are gravitating towards more reasonable common ground.

May 11, 2012

IrelandIreland's reputation in fund management and services is still rebuilding after the financial crisis, Nicholas Pratt profiles ten people who are among those most able to influence the country's image abroad.

May 11, 2012

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 16, 2012

CrisisThere is now “scientific proof” that credit derivatives have amplified the European debt crisis, a team of researchers said, and has called for more regulation of the market.

Mar 15, 2012

BeartrapRisk system vendors tell Funds Europe what the major risk-based challenges for fund manager are and how prepared they are to provide support. Compiled by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 15, 2012

CastlePrior to the Alfi spring conference on 15-16 March, Funds Europe asked several of the scheduled speakers and figures in the Luxembourg market to highlight the critical issues facing the country's funds industry.

Mar 07, 2012

With at least 27 different pieces of regulation challenging the investment fund sector, our roundtable looks at how participants have been preparing. The panel also criticises co-ordination between major regulators. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Feb 23, 2012

Mongolia_emerging-_marketBNP Paribas Securities Services has won a mandate from a Chinese asset manager to launch an emerging markets fund investing in Mongolia, which it says will make BNP Paribas the first global custodian to support foreign investments in the country.

Feb 21, 2012

Music-sheetsEfforts to regulate clearing and settlement in Europe are proceeding with Target2-Securities and other projects. But George Mitton finds that in the emerging markets, progress is piecemeal, and hampered by politics.

Feb 06, 2012

Signing dealClearstream's project to harmonise the world's post-trade infrastructure is close to signing a deal with Singapore, its first Asian partner, Funds Europe has learned.