Luxembourg 2014

REPUTATION: Not just an image problem

Concerns are growing that Luxembourg's negative rating for tax transparency standards will scare off supranationals and large institutional investors. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds the move...

FUND CHARGES: The big squeeze

Asset managers may have to raise the total expense ratios on their funds as the cost of regulation is squeezing their margins. Stefanie Eschenbacher...

UCITS UPDATE: A wider circle of friends

The Ucits regime is speeding ahead of itself. As it enters its sixth phase, increasing complexity means there is a need to consult more...

INTERVIEW: Facing the Ucits rival

Luxembourg has been sidelined in Hong Kong's mutual fund recognition agreement with China. Camille Thommes of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry talks...

LUXEMBOURG ROUNDTABLE: Counting on government backing

The Grand Duchy's new government, Ucits fund governance, and costs are some of the topics debated by our industry panel. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick. Anouk...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Distribution fees: tactics for a post-MiFID world

A consensus is developing about the outcome for Europe's funds industry in light of retrocession bans, says Jean-Daniel Zandona, director, sales management & fund...

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: National philanthropy

Behind the hullabaloo of its Ucits industry and the emerging AIFMD sector, Luxembourg is building a third 'pillar' based on responsible investment. Nick Fitzpatrick...

INSIDE VIEW: AIFMD – keep calm and risk-manage

Risk profiles of alternative investment funds are completely different than those for Ucits products. This is an issue vital to the success of the...

ROUNDTABLE: Blind dates and other specialist services

Asset managers need the help of asset servicers as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Ucits V and a whole lot of other regulation...

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