Luxembourg in focus

Full steam ahead for the Eltif

Full steam, Eltif, Luxembourg, report, real estate, investment, market, central bank, rate, Cuan Coulter, State Street, Silke Bernard, Linklaters Luxembourg, Frederic Van Ingelgom, HSBC Securities ServicesOur Luxembourg panel report hears that real estate investment could be a casualty of market changes in the past year, stemming from central bank rate increases and other factors.

Watchdogs of greenwashing

Watchdogs, greenwashing, manage, risk, fund service providers, ESG, funds, luxembourg, bank, Cuan Coulter, State Street, Silke Bernard, Linklaters Luxembourg, Frederic Van Ingelgom, HSBC Securities ServicesTo help firms manage the greenwashing risk, fund service providers will play a more important role in validating ESG funds. Our Luxembourg panel discusses this ‘watchdog’ role, as well as the need for quicker opening of bank accounts.

Alfi 2023: Charting fund distribution’s future

Alfi 2023,Fund Distribution, Future, ALFI annual conference, Luxembourg, global fund distribution, fund distributors, asset managers, evolving landscape, asset management industry, alternatives, ESG, private banking, demandsAlfi's distribution conference is back, uniting global experts in Luxembourg, and Funds Europe has garnered insights on key topics from industry experts, including digital evolution in investments and the tendencies of Millennials and Gen Z.

Product development during market volatility and a climate crisis

Product development, market volatility, market, volatility, climate crisis, Alfi, Asset Management Conference, sustainable, investing gaps, technology, regulation, challengesPanellists at Alfi’s Asset Management Conference discussed sustainable investing gaps, technology disruption trends and regulation challenges, as Laraib Shahid reports.

A cohesive client focus creates a competitive edge

David Kubilus, cohesive, client focus, competitive, edgeU.S. Bank’s David Kubilus tells Funds Europe about the importance of offering an entrepreneurial customer experience.

Implementing ESG: a key challenge for investment funds

ESG, investmentToday, investment managers must consider ESG before selecting an investment. If the concept seems obvious, turning the theory into practice becomes a tremendous challenge.

Born to be different

John Sergides, born, different, asset servicingMUFG Investor Services CEO John Sergides talks about the changing alternative asset servicing space and the importance of being different.

Life, work and regulation in Luxembourg’s fund industry

Funds Europe gained comments from Luxembourg experts about living and working in the Grand Duchy and about regulation – such as the revised ELTIF rules.

ManCo outsourcing is reaching maturity – so expect more of it

maturity, maturing, outsourcingChris Edge, Chairman and Independent Director, ONE group solutions, says the third-party ManCo market is maturing as its benefits become recognised.

Association Column: There’s no room for complacency

fundsALFI director general Camille Thommes explains why Luxembourg’s funds industry is further modernising its legal toolbox and operational framework.

Digitisation in private market investments

Digitisation, private market, investmentsDigital solutions and data management have become strategic advantages in private markets as limited partners favour sponsors that can facilitate timely access to financial data and portfolio information, says Christophe Ponticello of Gen II Fund Services.

Luxembourg Roundtable: “We have good reason to believe it might work”

The success of the Eltif and the tokenisation of private assets funds are among the topics discussed in Funds Europe's private markets roundtable in Luxembourg.

How ESG is relevant to investment fund boards

esg, fundBesides overstating their sustainability credentials, fund boards run a risk of under-reporting when funds have genuinely strong ESG substance, says Silke Bernard, a Linklaters funds partner.

Eltif 2.0’s time has come

Eltif, European, timeThe goal of the European Long-Term Investment Fund to provide much-needed funding for small and mid-cap private companies has yet to be met – but a redesign could change that, say Holly Gardner and Adrian Whelan of Brown Brothers Harriman.