Magazine Issues»July-August 2021

Jersey_flagA recent Funds Europe webinar in association with Jersey Finance discussed Jersey’s strength as a politically stable fund regime.

ESGClimate change was high on the agenda at the G7 summit, but investors were disappointed at the outcome, reports Melanie Boulton.

The_Brandenburg_GateSocial distancing has challenged German shareholder democracy, writes Pete Carvill – but after a series of virtual AGMs, asset managers are keen to get back to the real thing.

Alexander_VogtIn a broader government initiative to make Germany a more attractive domicile for investments funds, the German legislator has introduced a regime designed to promote the formation of development impact funds (Entwicklungsförderungsfonds, or EF-Funds), which will come into force on August 2, 2021.

Real_estateReal estate equities are in recovery. Despite ‘noise’ in the wider stock market, some property shares are back above pre-crisis levels, powered by demographic changes and currently boosted by inflation worries. Alex Rolandi reports.

US_Federal_ReserveManagers of US bond portfolios were among the most-searched firms as investors examined fixed income funds during May, writes Mithursha Kesavan.

Thomas_RichterThomas Richter, chief executive of BVI - the German Investment Funds Association - reflects on how the country's asset management industry handled the pandemic in 2020.