Elizabeth_PfeutiAbout 18 months ago, I hosted a virtual panel of international investors, comprising fund managers, asset owners and assorted other industry figures. “Of course, no one could have predicted a global pandemic,” said one, explaining why his fund management house had been scrambling (like the rest of the financial markets) in the first tumultuous months of 2020.

Elizabeth_PfeutiWisdom is found in the most unlikely of places. 

In the 1992 classic, Sweating Bullets, the lead singer of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, opines that “Hindsight is 20:20”, but crucially adds that “looking back, it’s still a bit fuzzy”.

Elizabeth_PfeutiIf you want something to be successful, make it easy for someone to use. Drive-through restaurants, remote controls and tea bags all make everyday tasks a teeny bit less laborious.

Global_FX_managementNorthern Trust explores why outsourcing FX currency management may help achieve operational resiliency, reduce risk and enhance performance while saving costs.

Compliance, regulationIn July this year we learned that the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) had asked the European Commission for a further delay to the Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) to 1 February 2022.

AnalyticsPerforce, I must begin with a confession. I do not understand what active exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are, and I never have.


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Funds Europe and Jersey Finance webinar – Women in Alternative Investments
During this webinar, our panel will share insights relating to their careers and experiences, explore the trends they are seeing within the alternative investment industry and have thought-provoking discussions on the hot topics around the gender component of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
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