Magazine Issues»March 2017

Borrow_lend_cogsRegulatory-backed restrictions are leading Ucits funds to step back from securities lending. Nicholas Pratt talks to lending agents and prime brokers about the implications.

Charles_BathurstIreland has been subject to immense financial change over the past decade and a key area of ongoing growth has been the asset servicing community.

Mouse_holeNicholas Pratt looks at the attention managers pay to the cost of clearing and settlement and finds that the costs are too low to bother about.

MoleculesNicholas Pratt talks to Roger Storm, head of clearing risk and development at Six x-clear about the cost of clearing and settlement and how it relates to fund managers’ overall expenses.

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its European Asset Management Conference this month. Funds Europe talked to participants and others in Luxembourg about relevant topics.

In the course of 2016 – in the framework of a larger internal strategic review – Alfi surveyed its members to gain feedback on the association’s activities, most importantly, its yearly events in Luxembourg.