Magazine Issues»April 2022

Asset managers and fund boards grapple with the impact of climate risks on investments in their funds. However, things move quickly. Alongside awareness of biodiversity loss and the risk it poses, nature is another important risk that must also be considered.

FundsTech_roundtable_Spring_2022The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Zermatt villageAs warnings are raised about severe unintended consequences, what could the EU’s ongoing AIFMD review mean for Switzerland’s unique relationship with the bloc? Jon Yarker reports.

SwitzerlandThe country has experienced much success in crypto to date, but can Europe’s ‘crypto valley’ maintain a competitive edge on the global stage? By Hannah Godfrey.

Ludovic_Duarte_and_Tigran SerobyanChanges are taking place in the Swiss industry with respect to how fund managers can distribute funds, as Eversheds Sutherland lawyers Ludovic Duarte and Dr Tigran Serobyan explain.

MechanicThe MiFID II ‘Quick Fix’ is now live. Linda Gibson, a regulatory expert at BNY Mellon Pershing, considers what works well within this revised regulatory framework and what firms need to do next.

Roundtable_April_2022The lines between asset and wealth management are continually blurring. A Funds Europe panel debated the operational impact of this convergence and what firms can do to enable personalised services at scale.

HandshakeConsolidation between asset management firms is overwhelmingly expected to increase. Legacy systems still pose operational challenges – but the message from a recent webinar, featuring asset manager BlueBay’s chief operating officer, is that data consolidation is gaining in focus. By Nicholas Pratt.