September 2017

Pasta_dishMiFID II and PRIIPs are looming. Due to come into force from January next year, these regulations will place great demands on the entire fund supply chain. Paolo Brignardello of Fundsquare asks: how can asset managers comply and provide all the necessary documentation efficiently?

Regulation_burdenAnita Metzger, Strategic Analyst at BNP Paribas Securities Services, considers the challenges of managing MiFID II and PRIIPS investor information rules in tandem with each other.

YahtETFs brought emerging markets within reach of a much wider pool of investors – but what investors get out of these ETFs depends on what the indices contain. Catherine Lafferty looks at two market-leading benchmarks.

Investor interest in European equities has been growing rapidly in recent months. ETFs can be an excellent way to gain cost-effective exposure to the return potential of the European stock markets.

PitfallsComplexity is one potential difficulty with alternative credit, a newer type of asset class that is more popular in a low-yield environment. Gabriella Kindert of NN Investment Partners discusses how investors can mitigate these risks.

Construction_workersUK and European economies are on a relatively solid footing, says Jon Rickert, investment director at GAM, and private commercial real estate lending will prosper.

Bryony-RobottomDebt funds and banks today are using EU regulations to engage in loan portfolio financing at attractive rates using securitised fund finance techniques.

RunnerFund firms are gorging on data and racking up unnecessary storage costs. Their data management strategies need to change, writes Nicholas Pratt.

Henco van der Meulen & Joanna Pabélick of M Partners – a member of the Maitland network of law firms – look at the implications of the Prospectus Regulation for the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Euro MTF market.

BinocularsRecent product launches include emerging market small-caps and ‘CoCos’.

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