Magazine Issues»June 2015

Pieter StrikTax transparent pooling vehicles have been available in key Continental European markets for some years, and in July 2013 the UK government introduced its own variant, the UK TTF, with BlackRock – supported by BNY Mellon as administrator – bringing the first example of this new structure to market in June of last year.

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll, Clearstream’s Executive Board Member and Head of Investment Fund Services, about its plans for geographic expansion and product development in 2015 and beyond.

BullThe bond bull market might – perhaps – be over, but QE is boosting Europe’s €480 billion high yield market, finds David Stevenson, who looks at the risk factors in the corporate bond market.

Bread slicesLaurent Denayer of EY in Luxembourg condenses a year of patterns in fund distribution into one neat set of idioms. 

Train tracksThe meteoric rise of exchange-traded funds has left traditional index funds in the shade. But as Alix Robertson finds, sales of old-style trackers have not waned.

Tom AlabasterWhile Africa has long been cited as a market that offers great opportunity for private equity, its development has been held back by the idea that investing in the continent involves a high degree of risk relative to other parts of the world.

Fctory smokeJames Hulse of the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) looks at how ESG factors can be integrated into valuation methodologies at a time when shortcomings are emerging in the discounted cashflow model.

Ralf MenegattiPeople’s jaws drop when they read about the huge fines imposed on fund managers for a variety of shortcomings, ranging from pricing discrepancies to the late submission of regulatory reports.

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