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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As the damage from extreme weather events becomes more apparent, this research from S&P Global seeks to measure the financial costs of climate hazards on corporate assets in different sectors & geographies.


2024 will be a year of multiple transitions in the global economy and markets. Find out how to seize the opportunities and manage risks.



What should investors expect in 2024?

For the year ahead we expect lower growth, lower inflation and limited interest rate easing. Find out more in AXA IM’s Outlook 2024.

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Why are managers switching fund administrator?

13% of alternative fund managers are looking to switch their fund administrator over the next 18 months. Find out why.



This whitepaper outlines key challenges impeding the growth of private markets and explores how technological innovation, when bolstered by the operational experience and global reach of FMIs, can provide solutions to unlock access to private market funds for a growing investor base.


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Executive Video Interviews

Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage

Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.

Insights from State Street

Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.

Unlocking access to private markets

Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.

Sustainable investing in the DC world

Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.



Watch our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets. 

In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.