May 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

Philippe-SeyllOn Clearstream’s Vestima platform, exchange-traded fund assets have grown five times over in the past three years, says Philippe Seyll, co-chief executive officer of Clearstream Banking.

TaipeiIn Taiwan, regulations aimed at fostering a bigger onshore funds industry favour established players at the expense of new entrants. Joshua Bateman reports.

Paolo_BrignardelloThe 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are needed.

ThornsFirms with collateral reporting duties have stalled to meet a key regulatory deadline – but at least fears of a collateral shortfall have receded a little. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

ShanghaiWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches of recent weeks, which include an income fund investing in frontier markets.

Jari_VirtaThe history of Finnish funds began 30 years ago with the first Act on Common Funds. The first funds were established in October 1987.

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