November 2013

MeetingLacking regulatory focus and investment, the proxy voting system is riddled with difficulties, finds Nicholas Pratt.

DartboardThe deadline for T2S is approaching. Nicholas Pratt examines what benefits may be on offer for investment managers and what opportunities may be missed.

Dave ReynoldsSince the trend to outsource investment operations started over a decade ago, concerns regarding the various risks posed by having an intrinsic tie to a third-party for critical functions have gradually intensified.

TypewriterThe investment book of record is replacing the trading book of record. John Mayr at SimCorp explains the reason for this.

With the AIFMD now exerting its influence on the European funds industry, Funds Europe asked several asset services executives for their thoughts on implementation, jurisdictions and risk management, among other issues.

Isabel-Hog-JensenThe transposition of the AIFMD strengthens Luxembourg's competitiveness and provides asset managers with numerous new business opportunities, says Isabel Hog-Jensen of ALFI.

GoldfishLuxembourg is moving to overhaul corporate law and introduce a third form of limited partnership to attract private equity funds, says Dechert's Patrick Goebel.

Plane wheelsThere are challenges facing alternative investment fund managers with the introduction of the AIFMD. Doug McPhee and Matthew Warren from KPMG focus  on the pressing issues that will affect them the most.

Helium balloonInflation-hedging is not as straightforward as it seems. The Edhec-Risk Institute explains how to approach this topic with fixed-income instruments.

Joe TrueloveGuernsey's investment industry began in the 1960s providing services to predominantly open-ended unit trusts, which were sold mainly in the UK to retail investors and were unconstrained by prescriptive regulation or codified corporate governance.

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