Dec 09, 2015

Global assetsAsset servicing firms have seen more demand for their middle and back-office services from sovereign wealth funds in Asia and other large institutions turning more and more towards global investing and alternative asset classes.

Dec 07, 2015

gavellaw booksThe European Union’s regulation on European Long Term Investment Funds (Eltifs) comes into effect this Wednesday in what amounts to the first main development of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative.

Dec 04, 2015

Jean Francois CirelliBlackRock has appointed Jean-François Cirelli as chairman and senior adviser for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Nov 26, 2015

Businessman hurdleEvidence that some alternative fund managers with funds domiciled outside of the EU are not targeting European investors due to regulatory difficulties has been produced.

Nov 25, 2015

Corporate governanceCorporate governance is seen as critical for investment performance and plays a pivotal role in attracting investment with fund managers, Aberdeen Asset Management research shows.

Nov 23, 2015

Risk1German asset managers have been urged to internationalise investments for bank and insurer clients to cope with depressed returns caused by low rates and regulation.

Nov 23, 2015

Handshake contractFullgoal Asset Management has appointed Deutsche Bank as custodian and service provider for one of the first Ucits fixed income funds to have a renminbi quota.

Nov 18, 2015

RegulationsRegulations imposed after the financial crisis are driving through radical changes in the European repo market.

Nov 18, 2015

Running trackThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out areas it will focus on in its study of competition in asset management and the initiative seems to have been well received.

Nov 12, 2015

ApplaudingThe European Securities and Markets Authority’s (Esma) decision not to follow the strict adherence to fund managers’ pay has been applauded by an industry body.