Dec 2018-Jan 2019

EDITORIAL: The final word

This is our end-of-year edition, so one final mention of the B-word. Blockchain’s use in distribution took a step forward in December when Calastone,...

OPINION: ESG comes of age

2018 has been a year of political shocks. Russia’s actions in Crimea. The murder of Saudia journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The election of...

DISTRIBUTION: Adapting to MiFID II

A year on from MiFID II’s implementation, Mark Latham investigates the extent to which the industry is innovating as it implements the directive’s costs and...

DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY: Beware big tech

The possibility of a firm like Amazon arriving in the funds market is seen by many as an ever-present threat. Nicholas Pratt takes the...

Matt Duncan interview: Disruptive tendencies

Matt Duncan, chief executive of Ostrum Asset Management, tells Mark Latham about plans to give his firm first mover advantage on blockchain technology. The mid-Atlantic...

INTERVIEW: Possibly the luckiest custodian in the world

Patrick Colle, CEO of BNP Paribas Securities Services, was fortunate when a client’s merger handed it access to the US ’40 Act market. Now...

SPONSORED FEATURE: A better global citizen

SRI investing powered to the top of asset management agendas in 2018. Jersey Finance research suggests the trajectory in 2019 will be just as...

LEGAL EASE: Changing offices

The past year has seen significant change for the UK commercial office investment market. A combination of factors, both international and domestic, has contributed...

INSIDE VIEW: Cutting it

When it comes to ‘cutting’ the NAV, would your fund oversight cut it with regulators? Milestone’s Robert Proctor considers how best practice is evolving. Within...

RUSSIA: Bullish about the bear

As the largest, most populous country in Europe by far, Russia is impossible to ignore, writes Fiona Rintoul. The worst of the sanctions may...

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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CLOUD DATA PLATFORMS

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