regulation

Sep 11, 2015

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.

Sep 11, 2015

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

Sep 11, 2015

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.

Sep 11, 2015

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?

Sep 11, 2015

Richard FraseThe Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) has been credited with adding to regulatory burden but it has made progress in an area which was initially seen as controversial: access to EU markets by third-country managers and its harmonisation.

Sep 11, 2015

Bank vaultAn outbreak of common sense among asset managers could be the biggest consolation for custody banks striving to make their core services profitable. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Sep 11, 2015

Paul NorthLike so many European buy-side and sell-side firms – and by extension many investors globally - in the coming months asset managers across the region will need to navigate an array of changes and challenges brought about by the advent of MiFID II/MiFIR in 2017.

Sep 11, 2015

PatchworkFunds Europe asked leading custody figures about overlapping reporting requirements and dealing with fragmented approaches by countries to fund retrocessions.

Sep 11, 2015

Middle age womanWe profile some of the most interesting fund launches in recent weeks and examine the performance of a product already on the market.

Sep 11, 2015

Florian van MegenAs the industry awaits the detailed MiFID II rules on consumer protection – introducing new product governance requirements – firms have already kicked off their own implementation projects to be ready and compliant when the rules become applicable on January 3, 2017. 

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