Luxembourg 2013

SealPension funds are asking fund managers to explain their plans under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how they might respond.

Remote controlWilliam Gilson at Aviva Investors contemplates a manco merger, while Heimo Ploessnig at Assenagon Asset Management discusses tighter regulation with Nick Fitzpatrick.

Businessmen runnersCosts associated with building an international distribution strategy out of Europe are on the rise as a result of new regulations. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds that Luxemburg and Dublin may no longer be the first choice of domicile for emerging market asset managers.

LaundryAs competition is stepping up among fund domiciles to attract asset managers, reputation is crucial. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

Claude NoesenClaude Noesen of Credit Suisse Fund Services looks at how the European fund industry is responding to the deluge of regulatory changes and the large number of fund structures.

With the regulatory environment for alternative managers about to change significantly under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), depositary banks discuss if the industry is sufficiently prepared. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

BridgeNicholas Pratt looks at the set-up some of Luxembourg's largest funds, including custodians and administrators.

ArabicWhile the number of regulated Islamic funds in Luxembourg has remained steady at around 39 over the past three years, the figure masks a high level of product activity. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

Luxembourg aims to turn the initially controversial Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive into a Ucits-like brand. The panel discusses the progress that has been made and looks beyond regulations from Europe. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.