March 2015 synopsis

Editorial Synopsis March 2015 In the first instance, please contact the journalist by email Distribution: Share classes
Funds Europe looks at the growth in share classes as a result of regulatory changes that are introducing commission-free structures. Is this a challenge for fund managers, administrators and accountants, or is it a case of ‘Just another share class’? contact Nick Fitzpatrick: [email protected]
Global equities

Funds Europe looks at the themes behind global equity investing in 2015, such as dividends and quantitative easing in the Eurozone. contact Alix Robertson: [email protected]
Exchange-traded funds

Quantitative easing has seen huge inflows into ETFs that reference European indices. Funds Europe looks at where the flows are going. contact David Stevenson:[email protected]

AIFMD has opened up a greater possibility for European regulated investors to access commodities. Funds Europe looks at the methods open to them. contact David Stevenson: [email protected]
Data solutions

A growing number of asset managers are considering the use managed data services to cope with their growing reporting load. Funds Europe examines what these services entail. contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

We look at the rising popularity of FinTech firms and how they may impact on asset management by offering improved efficiencies and other benefits. contact Alix Robertson: [email protected]
Luxembourg: ALFI

We consider some of the talking points of the annual Luxembourg investment funds conference and seek opinion from industry figures. contact Nick Fitzpatrick: [email protected]  
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