April 2012

Senior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges in their industry.

Senior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges in their industry.

Geoff_LarkinFollowing the financial and economic crash of 2008, we have seen the rise of iron-clad regulation and the need to prove and justify every single decision. Technology is often seen as the enabler, both for the regulators and also for the firms that need to comply.

Coloured_sweetsThe exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry represents but a fraction of the fund management industry: at the end of the first half of 2011, the assets under management (AuM) in the ETF industry represented 2.7% of those of the overall fund management industry in Europe and 5.6% globally. In Europe, it represented 3.5% of the capitalisation of listed equity at the end of November 2011.

Pia_NilssonThere is no other country where levels of fund saving are as high as in Sweden. Virtually all adult Swedes save in funds nowadays, thanks to the Swedish premium pension system, and 66% of children also have their own fund savings.

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