Magazine Issues»April 2015

Binary code tunnelAs financial technology or ‘FinTech’ firms continue to grow in popularity, Alix Robertson looks at the obstacles that lie in the way of implementing new solutions and the rewards that can be found at the finish line.

Jeremy Paxman at Jersey finBuoyed by its financial sector’s recent successes, Jersey is ready and willing to build its existing business and expand into new asset classes.

Simon Schiler and Niamh LalJersey has long been considered an active player within the private equity and real estate funds sectors but has, to date, had a lower profile in the hedge funds sphere.

Rolf BachnerCurrent investor protection transparency objectives are being implemented transversally through multiple regulations and now encompass most financial products, the product creation process, product distribution mechanisms and the market infrastructure.

UmbrellaDiversified growth funds and hedging strategies will have protected UK pension schemes in the recent period of volatility and low returns, says Danny Vassiliades of Punter Southall.

TouchscreenRegulation has dominated fund administration. With one deadline gone (AIFMD) and another approaching (Ucits V), the focus on compliance remains. The big question, says Nicholas Pratt, is what this will mean for the provider landscape. 

Leaders in the field of asset management answer questions regarding their strategies and predictions.

Amelie SnapeAnnex IV Reporting is required under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) with the objective of providing increased transparency of the alternative funds industry on a pan-European basis. It has posed both operational and systems challenges to firms.