Magazine Issues»September 2022

Fund AdministrationAt a time when ‘traditional’ fund administrators face competition from specialists in the growing private assets space, HSBC forged a partnership with a third-party loan servicing business and won a “landmark mandate”. Angela Madden reports.

Global Assets AllocationGlobal Tactical Asset Allocation became more important to investors – particularly in the UK – in the unusual Q2 market environment, finds Mithursha Kesavan.

Emerging managersElliot Refson, head of funds at Jersey Finance, considers the results of Funds Europe’s emerging managers survey and explores the biggest challenges facing the next generation of fund managers.

Green financeSustainability-linked loans are one of the fastest-growing segments of green finance, yet the returns are not great. Simon Watkins reports.

High YieldIn May, Funds Europe’s parent company Camradata held a high yield roundtable that considered risk, ESG and investor searches. We reproduce it here.

FaxAutomation in some areas of the funds industry scores highly. Research by trade body Efama and bank messaging group Swift in 2020 found automation rates among a cohort of transfer agents working in cross-border fund orders stood at 93% in Luxembourg and Ireland.

EnergyThere’s no ‘off’ switch on our TV. If we want to turn the thing off entirely, and stop sucking the increasingly expensive energy out of the grid, we have to get up and unplug it from the wall.

FaxThe funds industry boasts 90% automation rates, so why is the fax machine still a ubiquitous presence? Nicholas Pratt examines the enduring appeal of this archaic technology. 

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