Mar 19, 2018

defined benefit pensionsThe UK’s pensions industry has welcomed the government’s pledge to give new powers to the pension regulator to tackle defined benefit pension mismanagement.

Mar 19, 2018

BitcoinsWithin two years, blockchain could be a standard part of asset management. Fiona Rintoul considers the regulatory hurdles that might lie ahead.

Mar 19, 2018

The funds industry has had to comply with a raft of new regulation in recent years and more is on the way. Key players in the regulatory space tell Funds Europe about the challenges they expect in the year ahead.

Mar 19, 2018

Tipping_pointETFs are increasingly accepted as collateral in securities lending transactions. Nicholas Pratt looks at the impact of this change and how acceptability could go further still.

Mar 19, 2018

Apple_orchardBoosted by the financial crisis, the alternative credit market has been growing in the US. Now, even though economies are recovering, the asset class may be poised to thrive in Europe. Catherine Lafferty reports.

Mar 19, 2018

Digital_fingerprintAn initiative to identify counterparties more easily has gained pace in Europe thanks to MiFID II, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 14, 2018

SurveyThe chief executives of global asset and wealth management firms are confident about growth prospects but believe that regulation, technology and changing consumer behaviour are ushering in a period of disruption.

Mar 13, 2018

European_CommissionA push by the European Commission to roll-out its long-awaited Capital Markets Union (CMU) has been criticised by two financial trade bodies.

Mar 09, 2018

Sustainable_investmentEuropean Commission legislative proposals that would force asset managers to consider sustainability factors when making investment decisions have encountered a mixed reception from three financial trade bodies.

Mar 08, 2018

Death sentenceTough post-Brexit rules on mutual funds proposed by the European Commission are seen as threatening the bedrock of Luxembourg’s success, finds Mark Latham.