Magazine Issues»December 2020

Nick_FitzpatricWe look forward to a return to the good old days next year. You remember the good old days. It was the time, within the past decade, when the industry’s chief concern was to manage the deluge of post-financial crisis regulation coming down the line from Brussels and the US.

Alan_ChalmersWell, the day has arrived that I am sure many prayed for and I thought may never come. I am standing down as publisher of Funds Europe and I shall leave the company on April 30, 2021.

Clive_Short-and-James_LewisFunds Europe talks to Clive Short, senior commercial director – fund services and James Morris, senior commercial director at TMF Group, about opportunities in 2021.

Fiona_RintoulAnd so, 2020 grinds to a close in all its fetid glory. What a year!

Healthcare_researchBiotechnology – in the spotlight thanks to Covid-19 – surpasses even digital in terms of its scope to transform this century. Much of its funding comes from private equity, where investors face ethical as well as financial dilemmas. Alex Rolandi reports.

On_targetFundTech talks to Amundi Services’ Romain Sauvage and Gianluca Minieri about an increased demand for outsourced dealing among fund managers, driven by rising technology costs and the impact of Covid-19.

Martin-GilbertMartin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the night with Larry Fink. Interview by Nick Fitzpatrick.

New_yearWhat do private markets funds and their providers have to look forward to next year? for starters, a growth in private debt and a review of alternative investment rules, writes Nicholas Pratt.

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