Magazine Issues»May 2021

Nick_FitzpatrickLast month, we wrote about the EU’s anti-greenwashing regulation known as the SFDR. This month, we visit greenwashing again – but in doing so, we gain a clearer picture of what it is in practice.

Fiona_RintoulHere in Scotland, hilarity greeted Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s rebranding as Abrdn plc. “Mdnss” tweeted Graeme Smith, former editor of Glasgow-based paper the Herald, summing up reaction in the financial services goliath’s homeland.

GoodnessA wealth of reporting requirements designed to bring more transparency to ESG funds could end up limiting performance, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Asian_boulevardNicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon transition, he tells Nick Fitzpatrick.

Dave_BreazzanoAs specialist high yield manager DDJ Capital Management marks its 25th anniversary, we look at the investment process developed by its co-founder.

Sophie_ReguengoThanks to Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, we know that committing to slash carbon emissions is more than simply ‘bunny hugging’ – it’s serious stuff, writes Sophie Reguengo (pictured) of Ogier law firm in Jersey.

HeartThe SFDR regulation and the administration of withholding tax have been challenges for third-party fund administrators over the past year. But in our poll of leading figures in the admin industry, we also hear there’s a better future for the ELTIF.

London_CityFunds Europe presents the basic facts and figures of third-party fund administrators who took part in our survey and report.