Magazine Issues»Jan-Feb 2022

Nick_FitzpatrickModerating a panel of chief executives from some of Europe’s largest asset managers before Christmas gave me the opportunity to ask them about their sense of responsibility for the industry’s role in mitigating the climate emergency.

Elizabeth_PfeutiLike many, over Christmas, my husband and I made the most of the food, drink and general merriment on offer and decided to cut down as the New Year dawned.

BaloonsOpinions differ about how long the current inflation phase will last, but after canvassing a range of views, David Blackman finds one thing is almost certain: it will be a “trickier environment” for bonds.

Red_tapeIt’s seen as far too complex, and ripe for digital disruption, but the transfer agency function is still going strong. Nick Fitzpatrick examines why.

SwimmersThe EU might want more clearing business to migrate from the UK, but markets will decide in the end, finds David Whitehouse.

DelegationChris Cummings, chief executive of the UK’s Investment Association, hopes the European Council and Parliament will – like the Commission – recognise that fund management ‘delegation’ to centres outside the EU is critical to the success of alternative investment funds.

ESG_dataThe nature of the ESG data challenge has shifted from lack of information to issues with quality and consistency. Open servicing platforms can help tackle these issues while connecting investors and managers with a wider range of providers, says BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Mikhail_VishnyakovA body of experts has changed rules to more quickly determine fanciful defences and weak claims in financial disputes, such as private equity. Mikhail Vishnyakov of law firm Cooke, Young and Keidan explains.

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