Magazine Issues»May 2020

Nick-FitzpatrickBy the time you read this, I will have hosted my first webinar from home, which I hope will go without a hitch. The subject is Ireland’s funds industry as it faces the Covid-19 challenge.

Fiona_RintoulAnyone who has visited a supermarket recently will know that what shoppers most want is staples. Flour, pasta, eggs, rice: all have been in short supply.

DiceSince the global financial crisis of 2008, the use of private credit as an alternative to bank loans has grown exponentially. But what, asks Mark Latham, will be the sector’s prospects post-Covid?

U-turnCovid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.

BiplaneETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Ireland_sceneryA greater awareness of governance in Ireland’s funds industry came about just in time for the Covid-19 crisis, writes Nick Fitzpatrick. But the regulator is keenly watching developments and has ramped up the focus on liquidity risk.

DublinIreland’s investor services sector is undergoing a real-life stress test. Funds Europe speaks to some of its foremost personalities about working from home and the business-as-usual matters of asset servicing.

StopwatchIreland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

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Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.