Magazine Issues»November 2019

Stephen_Newby-and-Emma_ReidIn the context of Brexit, asset managers may consider equivalence as an option for accessing EU markets without obtaining separate authorisations in the absence of a financial services passport, particularly in relation to the management or marketing of funds, or other investment activities.

EU_and_US_flagsNicholas Pratt looks at the international settlement model for ETFs and asks whether the structure has lived up to its promised benefits.

ToolsWhile demand for fixed income ETFs has more than doubled since 2018, the product still occupies only a fraction of the market share for the category. Alex Rolandi examines the reasons.

Group_panelSince the global financial crisis, the ETF industry has doubled in size to more than $7 trillion. So, where is the sector’s future growth most likely to come from?

Graph_upMaitland’s carefully designed ecosystem for alternative assets has proven its power with an optimal solution found for an Asian manager launching a private debt fund in Europe.

ESG_imageBonds have historically lagged equities in the ESG field. Alex Rolandi finds out what the main challenges are for bondholders and how they aim to overcome them.

Euro_cashAsset managers have changed the way they talk to clients in order to remain relevant – but as a panel of experts told a technology conference, now they need to offer even more convenience.

KeysA framework for the custody of digital assets is needed for funds development in the crypto universe. Funds Europe speaks to some of the largest custodians to find out what the future holds.


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