value, money, top of mind, European Commission, Retail Investment Strategy, opinion, regulatory angle, business, Bob Hendriks, ABN AMRO Investment SolutionsThe European Commission's Retail Investment Strategy emphasises the value for money, raising regulatory and business challenges, writes Bob Hendriks, CCO of ABN AMRO Investment Solutions.

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The transition to electric is most welcome - but in the UK, there is a major hurdle: infrastructure, says Lukasz Michalak at Octopus Investments.

Challenges of the 21st Century are propelling the global food system towards an inflection point, says Shehriyar Antia, head of thematic research at PGIM. 

Investors are reassessing how to position fixed income portfolios after a period of major macroeconomic transition, say Xavier Blaiteau and Mathias Neidert of bfinance.

innovation, support, global, alternative manager, Limited Liability Company, LLC, structure, European, US, global, alternative, fund manager, investor, Jersey FinanceOffering a new Limited Liability Company (LLC) structure from a European jurisdiction is helping to futureproof the ambitions of US and global alternative fund managers with an international investor base, writes Elliot Refson, head of funds at Jersey Finance.

landscape, alternative lenders, influence, Irish QIAIFs, Ireland, Crestbridge, rise alternative, credit, funds Emerald IsleAndrea Lennon, head of Ireland for Crestbridge, observes the rise of alternative lenders and credit origination funds in the Emerald Isle.

Fund tokenisation, tokenisation, straightforward, investment funds, Paolo Brignardello, FundsDLT, public, private, blockchains, distribution, fundsTokenisation may seem straightforward, but investment funds have specific obligations. Paolo Brignardello of FundsDLT explores the differences between public and private blockchains for the distribution of tokenized funds.

EU risk-management requirements for regulated alternative investment funds mean traditional credit risk scoring methods might be inadequate in the case of complex securities, says Sergei Grechkin, chief risk officer at UFG Capital.


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