start-ups, start-up, techNasir Zubairi of the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology tells Nicholas Pratt where he thinks fintech is headed. Plus, we speak to three fintech firms – Moniflo, Next Gate Tech and Lingua Custodia.

relevantFixed income managers feel relevant once again following years of low rates that ended last year as central banks tightened monetary policy, temporarily causing a “bloodbath” in bond markets towards the end of 2022.

pensionRegulatory pressure from the Bank of England to reduce leverage in defined-benefit pension plans will affect not only gilt holdings but alternative investments such as private equity, analysts warn.

Sustainable, sustainability Piyasi Mitra reports on how sustainability is lifting real estate returns in the commercial sector.

MifidAn increase in cross-border distribution of products and services has prompted a review of MiFID II’s article 34. Benjamin David explains.

fixed incomeFixed income managers hope for a bond/equity decoupling in 2023 and look for signs of a rally. Subtlety and selectivity are key, writes Piyasi Mitra.

Austria, Although Austria faces inflation and interest rate hikes, derivative and sustainable investment funds stand tall, reports Benjamin David.

FCA, greenwashingLaraib Shahid reports on how the UK regulator plans to encourage transparency and restrict the use of sustainability-related terms in the naming and marketing of funds.