Roundtables & Panels

LUXEMBOURG ROUNDTABLE: Counting on government backing

Mar 17, 2014

The Grand Duchy's new government, Ucits fund governance, and costs are some of the topics debated by our industry panel. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

ROUNDTABLE: Blind dates and other specialist services

Mar 17, 2014

Asset managers need the help of asset servicers as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Ucits V and a whole lot of other regulation hits the industry. The participants of our roundtable in Luxembourg discuss in which areas their clients lag, where the limitations of their help is...

ROUNDTABLE: Skin in the game

Jan 14, 2014

Indemnification in securities lending means providers have 'skin in the game', keeping them honest. But there are signs that indemnities are weakening. Plus, directors of Ucits funds should scrutinse lending agents' fees more. These are two of the issues our lending panel discusses. Chaired by...

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE: Index hugging

Nov 12, 2013

Traditional institutional index funds are a major barrier to ETF success, at least in the UK pensions market, our panel on ETF industry development hears. Though smart beta could change this. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

OPERATIONS ROUNDTABLE: The stock lending vacuum

Nov 12, 2013

ETF providers say custodians need to step up stock lending programmes to serve the European market. Our ETF operations panel discusses this obstacle to industry development, and highlights the problem of multi-market listings. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

LUXEMBOURG ROUNDTABLE: Made in Luxembourg

Sep 06, 2013

In a quarter of a century of funds servicing, Luxembourg has had its ups and downs, but mainly its ups. Our panel of veterans looks back on the country's rise as a fund domicile. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

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