Nick FitzpatrickBrussels stepped back from a complete ban on retrocessions when it recently released a strategy to boost retail investments. Rather than ban all retrocessions – the controversial commissions paid to intermediaries –, it proposed to ban them only in some cases...

gap, emerging market, ESG, investment, emerging markets, sustainability, social needs, reporting, improvingThere is still a huge need for ESG investment in emerging markets, but companies there are responding to various sustainability and social needs. What’s more, reporting is improving too, finds Piyasi Mitra.

Private markets, institutional investors, ESG, shift, investors, ESG, rise, potential, sustainable futureBenjamin David explores the transformative shift of institutional investors towards ESG investing in private markets, highlighting its rise, the demand for enhanced reporting and the potential for a sustainable future.

Mental, fitness, fund managers, market, volatility, mental health, year, rise, coaching, adaptive thinkingMarket volatility has likely impacted mental health – and the past year has seen a rise in coaching for adaptive thinking, Piyasi Mitra hears.

Italian, asset management, reports, positive growth, Q1 2023, net collections, Italian asset management, 2023, promising start, yearItalian asset management experiences positive growth in net collections for Q1 2023, signalling a promising start to the year.

Regulation, SFDR, agreements, Irish, sustainability, funds, growing, Maples, Ian Conlon, funds, responsibilities, legal uncertaintyIrish-domiciled sustainability-related funds are growing hugely - but Maples lawyer Ian Conlon tells Nick Fitzpatrick many funds need to ‘paper’ certain responsibilities into their older funds to avoid legal uncertainty.

High yieldHigh yield managers are excited about BB-rated debt – much of which is issued in Europe, finds Piyasi Mitra.

UK RDR, retrocessionsEU fund managers remain entrenched on fund retrocessions, while the UK has tentatively shown that banning commissions could be healthy for the funds industry. By Nick Fitzpatrick.


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