MergersConsolidation between asset management firms is overwhelmingly expected to increase. Operational challenges remain thanks to legacy systems. But in a recent webinar - which included the COO of asset manager BlueBay - Nik Pratt finds that data consolidation is gaining in focus.

Aldinger-DaemgenThe European Commission recently issued a proposal for an overhaul of the AIFMD, generally known as AIFMD II. While some of the suggested changes had been expected, others were not entirely in line with previous feedback provided by, among others, the pan-European regulator or KPMG, which was tasked with assessing the efficacy of the current framework and found no material deficiencies.

PuzzleGreen bonds and sustainable funds have been having a boon period, but work still needs to be done to cement an orderly and sustainable transition, writes Pete Carvill.

Private_jetCampaigners are questioning an asset manager’s commitment to ESG because it owns a private airport used by ultra-wealthy people. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

InvestingThe image of investment trusts as dated and inaccessible fails to do them justice, as investors are increasingly discovering. By Ellie Duncan and Tom Higgins.

Bastien_Voisin_and_Yann_RicardThree sets of rules have been proposed to prevent the misuse of shell entities for improper tax purposes. Bastien Voisin (pictured left) and Yann Ricard of law firm Goodwin explain.

Responsible_returnsMithursha Kesavan studies the returns of SRI funds and finds the range of returns from responsible investors in the global equity asset class.

ReplicationA Funds Europe webinar, in partnership with Mackenzie Investments, discussed how replication helps investors access the benefits of the asset class in a cheaper and simpler way.


Upcoming webinars

Fund oversight and compliance are crucially important features of the modern investment landscape. Our panel discussion will examine current challenges and assess why it's time to integrate, automate and digitise.

Approaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals midpoint, Clarity AI analysis reveals a mismatch: a $3.7T gap, urging investors to bridge it and align sectors for global progress.