HandshakeConsolidation between asset management firms is overwhelmingly expected to increase. Legacy systems still pose operational challenges – but the message from a recent webinar, featuring asset manager BlueBay’s chief operating officer, is that data consolidation is gaining in focus. By Nicholas Pratt.

CryptocurrenciesWhile cryptocurrencies forge onwards, access for investors who prefer to invest through regulated vehicles remains muted. A wait-and-see stance by regulators lies at the centre of this, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Monaco_yachtsIMpower incorporating FundForum takes place May 10-13 in Monaco. We ask industry professionals – including some of FundForum’s participants – for insight into conference topics, such as fund selection, the role of the chief operating officer and the integration of crypto.

PeopleIt’s a common belief among firms that the supply of experienced diverse talent is limited. The Diversity Project’s Jayne Styles outlines steps to increase the size of this pool.

WomenBoosting women’s inclusion in the workforce is vital in an ageing society. Fiona Nicolson speaks to Abigail Watt, who with colleagues at asset manager abrdn won the Funds Europe 2021 Thought Leadership Award for research into gender equality.

UkrainianFunds Europe speaks to fund managers about their European outlook in the face of war. Not everything has changed, finds David Blackman.

Eropean_Union_flagsPrior to the war in Ukraine, European equity funds returned between 2% and 40% over the 12 months to the New Year, finds Mithursha Kesavan.

Adrian_SchatzmannAspirations to establish a label for sustainable financial products for transparency reasons are promising. But only if it is implemented correctly. By Adrian Schatzmann, CEO of the Asset Management Association Switzerland.


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