Supplements»Luxembourg 2019

Mark_LathamEver since the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union in 2016, the more right-wing elements of the British media have painted a picture of the remaining EU27 countries as thieving magpies, keen to punish the country for voting for Brexit by attracting as many jobs from London as possible.

Kids_3DThe private sector is proving an enthusiastic partner in a government-launched foundation aimed at promoting luxembourg’s fintech industry and extending its international reach. Bob Currie reports.

Asset servicing specialists discuss the importance of cognitive technology, data visualisation and the search for talent in driving forward standards.

Building_foyerFunds Europe talks to Intertrust’s Anja Grenner and Simon Donne about the rising demand for ManCo services and why Luxembourg is becoming the domicile of choice.

Glass_bridgeA link-up between the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and China to facilitate access to Chinese green bonds was another step in the Grand Duchy’s march towards becoming a sustainable finance hub, finds Mark Latham.

ClimberLast year saw massive sums pour into alternative investment funds (AIFs), notwithstanding the volatility that rocked subscriptions to traditional Ucits funds. But, asks Mark Latham, do fund managers expect the party to continue?

BuildingChief executive Laurent Denayer, whose regtech firm UME supplies the asset management industry with automated due diligence on fund distributors, talks to Bob Currie about mutualising information for collective advantage.

Research_labBjörn Ottersten, director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at the University of Luxembourg, talks to Funds Europe about fintech research and applying these projects to the real economy.

Our panel discusses the European Commission’s cross-border funds distribution proposal and, in the post-Brexit world, Luxembourg’s role as a hub for cross-border distribution of traditional and alternative funds.