November 2017

Nick-FitzpatrickThe french funds industry is one of the most dynamic in Europe. Led by a sleek regulator and an active trade body, the industry has created initiatives around distribution and fintech – and even had the audacity to try to attract more firms away from London!

Fiona_RintoulSince Harvey Weinstein was booted off the board of his own film company in October, there has been a lot of much-needed deep reflection on how our society treats women.

Arc_de_TriompheAlong with the rollout of technology, the never-ending drip feed of regulation is keeping French asset servicing firms on their toes. In paris, Mark Latham talks to the key players.

Yves-PerrierAmundi chief Yves Perrier opens up to Mark Latham about his ambitious plans to expand in Europe and Asia following the firm’s mega-merger with Pioneer.

Wind_farmYears of persistently low interest rates, combined with the new era of socially responsible investing, have forced French asset managers to be increasingly creative in the search for yield, finds Mark Latham.

MazeFor all the talk of rate normalisation, bond managers do not see an end to stimulus just yet. Fiona Rintoul looks at how portfolios are positioned at this confusing moment.

MiFID_II_deadlineMiFID II comes into force in two months’ time. Catherine Lafferty asks how prepared the funds industry is to meet the target market requirements.

Tax_avoidanceThe public is angry with tax dodgers. governments worldwide are responding with a clampdown on base erosion and profit shifting, or ‘BEPS’, Unfortunately, the alternative funds industry is in the line of fire.

Ken_HsiaRotating freely between styles and sizes, Investec’s GSF European Equity Fund has produced heavenly rewards.

PropertyEuropean property investment is set to evolve along similar lines to the UK, implying more opportunities for non-bank debt specialists, say Amy Aznar and Dan Pottorff of LaSalle Investment Management.

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