May 07, 2020

Francesca_CampanelliItalian artificial intelligence provider Axyon AI has appointed Francesca Campanelli to the new role of chief commercial officer.

May 07, 2020

Esma_repositoriesThe European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has approved the extension of four trade repositories registrations (TRs).

May 07, 2020

HSBC_impactHSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Michael Ridley as senior responsible investment specialist.

May 07, 2020

acquisitionAlternative asset and corporate services provider Sanne has acquired fund services firm Inbhear for an undisclosed sum.

May 07, 2020

climate changeAlternative Investment Partners Private Markets has launched a $110 (€102 million) global climate impact fund which aims to tackle global warming and pollution, depleting resources and eco-diversity.

May 06, 2020

border_to_coastBorder to Coast Pensions Partnership is looking to appoint a specialist China equity manager to oversee between £200 million and £300 million (US$249 million and $373 million) in assets.


Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.