Magazine Issues»October 2020

Nick_FitzpatrickWhen we emerge from the pandemic, there is still a raft of regulation to be dealt with. While we adjusted to working remotely, Esma published guidelines on performance fees for Ucits funds and certain alternative investment funds in April.

Fiona_RintoulIf you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of the Covid-19 pandemic by now. The early days when battening down the hatches at home had a certain retro charm are long gone.

PeopleIn her first interview since becoming LGIM chief executive last year, Michelle Scrimgeour talks to Mark Latham about the company’s growth plans, diversity, corporate governance and the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Wise, Philippe Seyll, Bernard TancréClearstream, the post-trade division of Deutsche Börse Group, has finalised its acquisition of a majority stake in the Fondcenter B2B fund platform from UBS.

Steam_trainA Funds Europe webinar, featuring three prominent Luxembourg-based funds professionals, focused on recently introduced regulatory developments and those in the pipeline over the next 18 months.

Online_meetingThe lockdown has forced asset managers to rethink clent engagement. They have much to learn from tech and e-commerce firms that deliver top-class service from a distance, writes Aviva Investors’ Michelle Calcutt.

Jersey_roundtable_Oct_2020Jersey is well placed as the demand for alternative funds continues, but some of our industry panellists have questions about the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Digital_atlasCalastone’s chief revenue officer, Ed Lopez, tells Funds Europe money market fund investors are calling for change. Is this the start of a fund provider arms race?


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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.



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