Magazine Issues»November 2020

Nick_FitzpatrickDamning is a reasonable way to describe the October regulatory report on Irish fund governance. Although fund governance structures work well in Ireland when applied properly, the report – from Ireland’s funds industry regulator itself – also said there were significant failings.

Fiona_RintoulOn October 31, it was World Savings Day – or World Thrift Day as it used to be known. This was established in 1924 to inform people about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under the mattress.

Fixed incomeLow exposure to direct loans meant Luxembourg Ucits funds saw little disruption after the Grand Duchy banned these assets. Irish-domiciled fund are more exposed, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

AsparagusAsset managers in France still face tough competition from banks and money market products. Fiona Rintoul hears what some firms have been doing for this particular market.

French_metroConflicting rules surrounding custody of digital assets is hindering major French service providers from positioning themselves in the market, finds Nicholas Pratt.

LuxembourgLuxembourg’s growing role as a hub for alternative investment funds sees service providers such as TMF Group and Selectra partnering to offer a wider range of capabilities.

DigitalizationDWS’s stake in Arabesque showed how asset management is moving towards AI-powered investing. Alex Rolandi talks to Arabesque and other AI players, such as Aberdeen Standard Investments, about heading for tomorrow’s world.

Data_migration2020 has been a challenging year for the alternative investment funds sector. The Covid-19 pandemic has created volatility and uncertainty, causing mismatches in pricing and valuations – and some concerns for investors.

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