Magazine Issues»February 2019

Nick-FitzpatrickIn Luxembourg, they talk about fund management firms “doing it the M&G way” – that is, arriving from the UK to create or expand operations ahead of Brexit.

Fiona_RintoulAs a pension fund manager said to me recently, all those “best ideas” funds on the market make you wonder what you’re getting when you buy other funds from the same firm.

Man_in_boatEuropean managers have a simple temporary solution to keeping their UK distribution rights after Brexit – but UK managers must contend with evolving substance rules to keep theirs in the EU.

Air_baloonIan Simm, chief executive of green fund house Impax Asset Management, talks to Mark Latham about how money can be used to benefit the environment.

AirportThey probably don’t, but they might start to now that the European financial regulator is releasing annual fee statistics. Fiona Rintoul reports.

Managers are increasingly looking to their service provider, especially the fund administrator, to offer value-add services, says Kavitha Ramachandran of Maitland.

Luxembourg_buildingsThe 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.

Gina_Miller-and-Roger_BootleTheir views on Brexit are poles apart, but Gina Miller and Roger Bootle agree that the UK’s withdrawal agreement is next to worthless. Nick Fitzpatrick reports from an SGG Group event run in partnership with Funds Europe.