David Abitbol, chief executive of Societe Generale Securities Services, says there’s still plenty that asset servicers can do for fund manager clients to improve their costs base - and like some of his peers, the CEO is looking at dealing desks.
David Abitbol, chief executive of Societe Generale Securities Services, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick about digital transformation and inroads to fund managers’ front offices.
Martin Gilbert (pictured left), the veteran asset management CEO who won the Funds Europe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, is not only interviewed in the latest edition of Funds Europe magazine, but is also honoured by a poem by Todd Ruppert.
Richard Garland, the distribution head at Ninety One, gives Fiona Nicolson an insight into how the firm maintained contact with professional clients throughout lockdown – and reveals that a little magic was involved!
Martin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the night with Larry Fink. Interview by Nick Fitzpatrick.
Johan Florén, head of communications and ESG at Swedish pension fund AP7, discusses collaboration between asset owners to address systemic challenges, setting and achieving realistic ESG policy goals and contributing to sustainability in real terms.