November 2020

Editorial: A verdict delivered

Damning is a reasonable way to describe the October regulatory report on Irish fund governance. Although fund governance structures work well in Ireland when...

Opinion: When banks were banks

On October 31, it was World Savings Day – or World Thrift Day as it used to be known. This was established in 1924...

Fixed income: Lux and Ireland bond funds diverge over loans

Low exposure to direct loans meant Luxembourg Ucits funds saw little disruption after the Grand Duchy banned these assets. Irish-domiciled fund are more exposed, finds...

France: Catering to French tastes

Asset managers in France still face tough competition from banks and money market products. Fiona Rintoul hears what some firms have been doing for...

French asset servicers: Sorry for the disruption

Conflicting rules surrounding custody of digital assets is hindering major French service providers from positioning themselves in the market, finds Nicholas Pratt. The French Pacte Law,...

AIFs’ growth fosters new partnerships

Luxembourg’s growing role as a hub for alternative investment funds sees service providers such as TMF Group and Selectra partnering to offer a wider range of...

Artificial intelligence: Gateway to Wonderland

DWS’s stake in Arabesque showed how asset management is moving towards AI-powered investing. Alex Rolandi talks to Arabesque and other AI players, such as...

Sponsored feature: How data reporting and migration can keep investors happy

2020 has been a challenging year for the alternative investment funds sector. The Covid-19 pandemic has created volatility and uncertainty, causing mismatches in pricing...

Exchange-traded funds: Mapping Hong Kong’s ETF market

Assets under management in exchanged-traded funds are burgeoning, but growth is concentrated in the US and Europe, writes Fiona Rintoul. By the end of August 2020,...

Asian executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region...

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