Magazine Issues»February 2018

Geoff_HodgeFunds Europe talks to Milestone Group’s Geoff Hodge about the global technology firm’s practitioner-led philosophy and its role in the European Fundtech Lab.

Julien_HammersonThe chief executive of Calastone talks to George Mitton about blockchain, vapourware and why an acquisition might not be far away.

Computer_codeMetrosoft’s Janusz Lorenc talks about the software firm’s ‘Terms’ service, which aims to ease the pain of managing mutual fund sales agreements.

Businessman_kingNew ways of thinking about liquidity have emerged over the past few years, encouraged by the need to protect cash from erosion by low interest rates. Fiona Rintoul examines the latest thinking.

Bullet_trainAnthony Cragg and Elaine Tse of Wells Fargo Asset Management argue that, thanks to good policy, debt and other concerns about China are much reduced, and consider the stock market’s prospects in 2018.

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its European Asset Management Conference next month. Funds Europe talked to participants and others in Luxembourg about relevant topics.

Owen_LysakFew in financial services will have missed the advent of MiFID II. So intense was the interest, it would have been easy to overlook the EU Benchmarks Regulation, which will also have significant implications for the buy-side in 2018.

Marooned_shipNew governance and supervision requirements will have a profound impact on Ireland’s fund industry this year, says Paul Nunan of Link Asset Services.