June 2015

Fiona RintoulShareholder activism: is it good or bad? The default position tends to be that shareholders should be active – or at least vigilant.

LadderIn both the boardroom and portfolio management, women are under-represented. It’s time for leaders of asset management companies to tackle the shortage of women in senior roles, Alix Robertson is told.

In both the boardroom and portfolio management, women are under-represented. It’s time for leaders of asset management companies to tackle the shortage of women in senior roles.

In both the boardroom and portfolio management, women are under-represented. It’s time for leaders of asset management companies to tackle the shortage of women in senior roles.

CompassGlobal debt has barely reduced, despite the deleveraging investment theme of recent years. Fiona Rintoul looks at the implications for investors and fund managers. 

Richard GarlandRichard Garland, a distribution head at Investec, thinks financial planners should support a rebateless model, regardless of whether regulators force them to adopt one. Nick Fitzpatrick hears why.

MonacoAs the biggest names in the funds industry prepare for the FundForum International conference, we ask them what to expect.

Ahead of the Fund Forum International conference in Monaco this month, Funds Europe catches up with conference delegates and participants.

Pieter StrikTax transparent pooling vehicles have been available in key Continental European markets for some years, and in July 2013 the UK government introduced its own variant, the UK TTF, with BlackRock – supported by BNY Mellon as administrator – bringing the first example of this new structure to market in June of last year.

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll, Clearstream’s Executive Board Member and Head of Investment Fund Services, about its plans for geographic expansion and product development in 2015 and beyond.

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