Apr 16, 2020

Thomas_RichterThe German investment funds association BVI has hit out at any attempt to clamp down on short-selling in the EU as demanded by some regulators and market participants.

Apr 07, 2020

Fees_risingThere is still a significant impact on investment returns for retail investors due to costs that are on average 40% higher than for institutional investors, Europe’s financial watchdog says.

Mar 26, 2020

Short_sellersA tool designed to detect market manipulation and insider dealing has been launched following the European Securities and Market Authority (Esma) announcement last week that it would be increasing surveillance of hedge funds and other short sellers trying to take advantage of the coronavirus-caused market rout.

Mar 21, 2020

Our expert panel discusses the growth of private equity in Luxembourg, the impact of technology on the funds industry and the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.

Mar 20, 2020

Corinne_LameschAlfi’s recently-appointed chairperson, Corinne Lamesch, tells Mark Latham how the move to sustainable investing, new business opportunities and Brexit are shaping the Luxembourg fund industry.

Mar 20, 2020

Alice_in_WonderlandLuxembourg’s alternatives business is flourishing. But for reasons beyond the Grand Duchy’s control, European investors may not be benefiting from the broader global growth in these assets, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 20, 2020

Nicolas_MackelLuxembourg for Finance (LFF), the public-private agency responsible for promoting Luxembourg as a financial centre, has released its five-year vision for the Grand Duchy’s financial development. Bob Currie talks to chief executive Nicolas Mackel about its content and objectives.

Mar 20, 2020

NumbersLuxembourg’s digital assets market is growing but regulatory clarity is needed for it to get to the next stage, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 19, 2020

RegulationAs Spiderman famously said: “With great power comes great responsibility.” For third-party management company (‘ManCo’) providers who assume responsibility for fund compliance, oversight and risk management functions, the same is true.

Mar 13, 2020

ANNE-GAELLE_DELABYE_AND_WALID_SHARARAFor some time now it’s been common to see Cayman and Luxembourg teams regularly working alongside each other on fund deals, but there’s no doubt this is increasingly becoming a feature of cross-border structures.