April 2015

Rolf BachnerCurrent investor protection transparency objectives are being implemented transversally through multiple regulations and now encompass most financial products, the product creation process, product distribution mechanisms and the market infrastructure.

UmbrellaDiversified growth funds and hedging strategies will have protected UK pension schemes in the recent period of volatility and low returns, says Danny Vassiliades of Punter Southall.

TouchscreenRegulation has dominated fund administration. With one deadline gone (AIFMD) and another approaching (Ucits V), the focus on compliance remains. The big question, says Nicholas Pratt, is what this will mean for the provider landscape. 

Leaders in the field of asset management answer questions regarding their strategies and predictions.

Amelie SnapeAnnex IV Reporting is required under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) with the objective of providing increased transparency of the alternative funds industry on a pan-European basis. It has posed both operational and systems challenges to firms.

JapanWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Olivier LensOlivier Lens of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) discusses the ongoing push towards greater transparency in fund management.

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