regulation

Mar 24, 2015

ChainA number of depositary banks in Luxembourg say it is safe to trade in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect programme, despite investor-protection concerns for Ucits funds. Nick Fitzpatrick finds out why.

Mar 24, 2015

Bing Li, who heads the asset management division of Chinese bank ICBC, joined our Luxembourg roundtable to discuss how Luxembourg and China’s asset management industries are connecting with each other. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick. 

Mar 24, 2015

Singling out delegation of responsibilities as an outstanding issue, Luxembourg asset servicers outline the work completed – and still necessary – for them and their clients to make the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fully operational.

Mar 24, 2015

Tipping pointIn asset management, operational change is not only a necessary response to regulation but an opportunity for firms to become more successful, says  Thomas Pfister of Confluence.

Mar 24, 2015

Hakan ValbergFunds Europe talks to Hakan Valberg about the vendor experience of moving clients from their legacy systems onto new platforms and the importance of fostering a community of users.

Mar 24, 2015

Our panel discusses how to identify legacy systems, the challenge that businesses face when it’s time to replace them and the changing nature of asset managers’ IT departments. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 24, 2015

Typewriter and laptopFriends Life Investments’ Luke Ransley talks about the legacy problems associated with in-house installations and discusses whether the trend towards outsourcing will prevent similar issues arising in the future.

Mar 19, 2015

Fiona RintoulFor As long as I have been writing about the European fund industry, which is quite a long time now, there has been a great deal of chat about the need for improved private pension provision.

Mar 19, 2015

The twin regulatory requirements of greater transparency and asset segregation create tough challenges for distributors, fund managers and their asset servicers. A processing model based on a single omnibus account is looking less and less suitable.

Mar 19, 2015

Cotton flowersIt is difficult to invest in commodities using the ever-popular Ucits framework. David Stevenson finds out how investors can access the asset class and whether there’s an appetite for it.

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