Dec 2017-Jan 2018

Sid_NewbySubdued bank lending coupled with demand for yield is seeing private debt emerge as a major alternative asset class. BNP Paribas Securities Services details the infrastructure needed to support it.

Stormy_skyDoubts about esg are on the rise. Catherine Lafferty looks at where the strategy is going wrong and what it might be doing right.

Since its founding in 2010, Amundi has not only become one of the world's largest asset managers, but also one of the largest responsible investors. Thierry Bogaty explains how and why.

Mobile_investingAsset management is having a difficult time adjusting to mobile delivery and must hurry, finds Fiona Rintoul.

Big data2018 will see a raft of new regulation that will impact the funds industry. Following last month’s piece on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative, here we take a look at the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

With MiFID II about to go live, Nicholas Pratt talks to a number of regtech providers about their pre-MiFID preparations and post-MiFID expectations.

Jonathan_BairdThe European Union’s focus on investor protection, especially in the retail market, deserves strong support and encouragement.

PassportThe Asia Region Funds Passport is due to launch in 2018. But will it catch on? George Mitton reports.

Blockchain, BitcoinThe past few weeks have seen the launch of europe’s first bitcoin mutual fund, along with two fixed income responsible investment products.

Markus_FuchsGlobal wealth is estimated to have risen to $256 trillion (€215 trillion) in 2016. This translates into a year-on-year increase of 1.4%, roughly matching the pace of population growth worldwide and per-capita wealth has thus essentially remained constant.

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