FOR PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS ONLY. The world is undergoing a remarkable transformation right now, greatly accelerated by the energy transition, coupled with an urgent need for energy security. In our view, these diverse drivers of change can be summarised into the “3Ds” of infrastructure, fundamental themes related to decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation, that we see as crucial over the decades ahead.
Funds Europe asked custody professionals about asset levels in recent months and about regulatory challenges. Regulation relating to ESG and to securities settlement feature strongly.
Fresh from moderating a panel at the ALFI Global Distribution Conference in Luxembourg, RBC Investor & Treasury Services’ Johan Lindberg considers the measures asset managers can take to maximise efficiency in European distribution.
New operational systems are available to multi-expertise or specialised asset managers to cope with the growth of private markets. Lyonel Peloponese, head of advanced middle office private market funds services and Romain Mifsud, head of sales & relationship manager French private market, Societe Generale Securities Services, report.
Digitalisation is likely to grow even more rapidly over the coming years Kavitha Ramachandran, head of business development & client management (Continental Europe) at Maitland, examines the possible catalysts for Digitalisation within the context of a rapidly changing global investing and market environment.
Greenwashing can be defined as behaviour or activities that make people believe that a company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is. Alexis Scheidecker, ESG2 products specialist at Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), explains why the investment industry needs to tackle greenwashing head-on and offer investors more sophisticated tools.
Bjoern Kogler and Thomas Marte explain the advantages of Liechtenstein as a fund domicile and how the private bank can help fund promoters launch their products.
With the growing number of global collective redress mechanisms for investors to recoup investment losses, participation in non-US-litigation actions requires specific considerations, making it important for investors to have the full picture before they make a decision.
Anand Ramachandran, Vice President, Global Head of Solutions, Richard Clarkson, Head of Solutions, Funds and Swapnil Joshi, Senior Strategy Manager from Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit discuss changes occurring in the area of investor servicing and transfer agency, as clients increasingly seek out scalability, simplicity and speed.
Investment funds are very liquid products by design, so why look at their tokenization? Paolo Brignardello of FundsDLT considers the true benefits of tokenizing funds.
Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage
Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.
Insights from State Street
Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.
Unlocking access to private markets
Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.
Sustainable investing in the DC world
Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.
Join our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets.
In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.