Magazine Issues»March 2013

BankThe absence of federalism in the eurozone is hindering its post-crisis recovery. Patrick Artus, of Natixis, compares the economic policies of the US and the eurozone, to see why America is now in a favourable economic position.

Gawain HughesIn December 2012, after much debate, agreement was reached by the European Council and Parliament to introduce a new regulation for European Venture Capital Funds positioned outside the scope of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

SunsetThe Swiss Parliament aims to bring the country's regulatory standards in line with the AIFMD. Helen Tschümperlin Moggi, of Centro di Studi Bancari, looks at what this involves and what impact it may have.

CastleLeading firms in Luxembourg fund management tell Funds Europe their predictions for the main themes of the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry conference, which brings together 900 industry professionals each spring.

Canary wharfThe UK regulator's focus on the purchase of broker research has shed some light on a traditionally opaque part of the investment process. But in doing so, discovers Nicholas Pratt, it has also highlighted the challenges that exist in proving the value of research.

LightningNoël Amenc and Frédéric Ducoulombier explain the Edhec-Risk Institute's recent proposal to create a new Ucits category.

Hong KongAmong the mega-trends influencing the asset management industry worldwide are the increase in fund regulation with transnational impact and the growth of asset management in Asia.