Magazine Issues»December 2020

Nick_FitzpatricWe look forward to a return to the good old days next year. You remember the good old days. It was the time, within the past decade, when the industry’s chief concern was to manage the deluge of post-financial crisis regulation coming down the line from Brussels and the US.

Alan_ChalmersWell, the day has arrived that I am sure many prayed for and I thought may never come. I am standing down as publisher of Funds Europe and I shall leave the company on April 30, 2021.

Clive_Short-and-James_LewisFunds Europe talks to Clive Short, senior commercial director – fund services and James Morris, senior commercial director at TMF Group, about opportunities in 2021.

Fiona_RintoulAnd so, 2020 grinds to a close in all its fetid glory. What a year!

Healthcare_researchBiotechnology – in the spotlight thanks to Covid-19 – surpasses even digital in terms of its scope to transform this century. Much of its funding comes from private equity, where investors face ethical as well as financial dilemmas. Alex Rolandi reports.

On_targetFundTech talks to Amundi Services’ Romain Sauvage and Gianluca Minieri about an increased demand for outsourced dealing among fund managers, driven by rising technology costs and the impact of Covid-19.

Martin-GilbertMartin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the night with Larry Fink. Interview by Nick Fitzpatrick.

New_yearWhat do private markets funds and their providers have to look forward to next year? for starters, a growth in private debt and a review of alternative investment rules, writes Nicholas Pratt.


Thought leadership


As the damage from extreme weather events becomes more apparent, this research from S&P Global seeks to measure the financial costs of climate hazards on corporate assets in different sectors & geographies.


2024 will be a year of multiple transitions in the global economy and markets. Find out how to seize the opportunities and manage risks.



What should investors expect in 2024?

For the year ahead we expect lower growth, lower inflation and limited interest rate easing. Find out more in AXA IM’s Outlook 2024.

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Why are managers switching fund administrator?

13% of alternative fund managers are looking to switch their fund administrator over the next 18 months. Find out why.



This whitepaper outlines key challenges impeding the growth of private markets and explores how technological innovation, when bolstered by the operational experience and global reach of FMIs, can provide solutions to unlock access to private market funds for a growing investor base.


Transporting goods by sea is the lowest carbon way of transporting goods. That said, the shipping sector contribute 3% of global carbon emissions, so we need it to get to net zero. Breakthrough technologies have the power to reshape the industry and drastically reduce its environmental footprint.


Executive Video Interviews

Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage

Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.

Insights from State Street

Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.

Unlocking access to private markets

Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.

Sustainable investing in the DC world

Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.



Watch our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets. 

In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.