Governance Report 2020

Fund governance: What this survey reveals

Fund governance encompasses many issues including boardroom effectivity and outsourcing, and it has numerous touchpoints within ESG. This report visits many of these issues. With...

Introduction: Avoiding pitfalls

CACEIS provides high-quality support for clients’ day-to-day business needs. We also have a responsibility to leverage our market knowledge and resources to help our...

The heated debate on governance

Governance manifests in several ways within asset management – but however it manifests, governance is a crucial issue if the industry’s economic usefulness is to...

Value? What value?

We asked the question: What value do you believe independent directors bring to the industry? Respondents were allowed to tick as many answers from...

Diversity & ESG

The legal and accountancy professions are historically male-dominated, although there are many women working in these professional sectors today and increasingly gaining seniority. We...

Preaching from the same page?

Asset management firms could face reputational damage and accusations of hypocrisy if the expectations they express for corporate behaviour through votes cast at AGMs...

ACD/ManCo proliferation

Back to the topic of fund governance – this time with a focus on fund services and compliance. In the cross-border European world of...

Higher and higher fund costs

Cost pressures from regulation is one of the most difficult challenges for asset management firms. Supporting the increasing demands of regulation comes at a...

Why good governance has never been so important

Neil Coxhead, Matthew Ives and Pat Sharman identify challenges for delivering good governance such as poor-quality data. Good governance is crucial.The Dutch pension fund market,...

Survey methodology

A total of 177 professionals drawn from Funds Europe’s readership participated in the survey that was conducted online in early 2020. For some questions,...

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