September 2015

Fiona RintoulSome years ago, I was invited to a pre-credit crunch jolly at Queens Club in London by a technology company.

TouchscreenRobeco’s web analytics have given its fund sales a boost. At the same time, writes Nick Fitzpatrick, Aberdeen Asset Management looks like it’s planning something big in digital.

Lost and foundMore than €5 billion in unclaimed withholding tax is a greater drag on fund returns than fees. In 2013, the OECD approved a project to ease tax reclaims – but it has not been adopted, writes Alix Robertson.

Man on a ledgeAs the Greek bailout crisis unfolded, it was hard at times not to wonder if the lunatics were running the asylum. Whose idea was this? How could it have gone so badly wrong? Fiona Rintoul hears fund managers’ views on the region as it emerges from crisis.

Gaining a passport into Luxembourg for its UCITS ManCo permissions will see third-party administrator Maitland attain Super ManCo status.

Rainer SchnablFunds Europe, in association with Investec Asset Management, speaks to Rainer Schnabl, chief executive of Raiffeisen Capital Management, who thinks MiFID II will make funds more popular.

Rubbish signThe Fed is looking to raise interest rates at last – but the bond market is keen to avoid a repeat of 1994, when multiple hikes nearly decimated it. David Stevenson asks just how prepared the industry is.

Superhero businessmenA chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Investors expect every step in the fund transaction processing life-cycle to be robust and transparent. Does this call for superhero powers or is there another way?

MeadowWith investor interest in both frontier markets and environmental, social and governance issues on the rise, Alix Robertson asks if these two approaches to investing can be combined.

As central bank policies diverge and FX volatility increases, asset managers are looking for ways to keep on top of this highly liquid market. Marc Tuehl, Global Head of FX Overlay at HSBC, explains the considerations and benefits of outsourcing currency risk management.

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