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Nov 15, 2019

Soldier_on_horsebackFrench asset managers could finally topple banks and insurers to crack the domestic retail investment market. Multi-asset, thematic funds and derivatives are the main tools for the job, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Nov 15, 2019

Gold, bitcoin, blockchainThis is the year the French funds regulator forged a path for alternative funds and custody banks to facilitate crypto investment. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Nov 15, 2019

Stephen_Newby-and-Emma_ReidIn the context of Brexit, asset managers may consider equivalence as an option for accessing EU markets without obtaining separate authorisations in the absence of a financial services passport, particularly in relation to the management or marketing of funds, or other investment activities.

Nov 15, 2019

Graph_upMaitland’s carefully designed ecosystem for alternative assets has proven its power with an optimal solution found for an Asian manager launching a private debt fund in Europe.

Nov 15, 2019

KeysA framework for the custody of digital assets is needed for funds development in the crypto universe. Funds Europe speaks to some of the largest custodians to find out what the future holds.

Nov 15, 2019

Tobias_EttlinFlying into Luxembourg airport on a recent morning in typical foggy conditions, I couldn’t help but marvel at ground up fly-by-wire technology (whereby flight controls are converted into electronic signals) which allowed our A320 from London Heathrow to land in virtually zero visibility.

Nov 14, 2019

Regulation, complianceThe EU is considering making tweaks to its MiFID II market rules from next year following criticisms from banks, investors and regulators, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Oct 30, 2019

Online_votingA pensions trustee organisation has called on the UK financial regulator to “respond positively” to its complaint that fund managers are wrong if they do not apply their clients’ shareholder voting policies to pooled investment funds.

Oct 18, 2019

PumpkinsLondon and Frankfurt clearing houses are battling for post-Brexit euro derivatives business. Nicholas Pratt considers where UK asset managers may be putting their flows.

Oct 18, 2019

Robin_DabydeenIn April, radical changes to UK tax law came into force, levelling the playing field for resident and non-resident investment funds by bringing foreign entities within the charge of UK tax on the disposal of land.

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