The fund industry needs to grow its relationship with retail clients but today the end investor is still hidden behind a difficult and resource-consuming process. Paolo Brignardello, Chief Commercial Officer of FundsDLT, explains that by focusing on the investor and deploying next-generation infrastructure all actors stand to benefit.
The coronavirus epidemic has further accelerated the rise of ESG into the investment mainstream. As deficits skyrocket, bond investors have an opportunity to engage with governments on climate change, argues Thomas Dillon.
While much of the world’s focus continues to be on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis also requires urgent attention. The number of countries and companies supporting the move to a lower-carbon world is growing, but practical challenges remain. How can we build back better after COVID, and navigate to a cleaner, safer and sustainable world?
Funds Europe talks to Calastone’s Dan Kramer about the firm’s latest innovation, DMI Fund Services, and its implication for fund administration.
There’s growing appreciation among Chinese companies of the value that ESG policies can bring. Here Aberdeen Standard Investments outlines five firms setting the standards for domestic peers to follow.
The BottleneckFund raising by infrastructure fund managers is at an all-time high but so is the amount of funds raised that has not been invested. The amount of so-called ‘dry powder’ has been multiplied by three in ten years and now stands at more than USD200bn.
The third-party ManCo market is booming but Global CEO Derek Delaney (pictured) and Marketing Director Alison Mitsas explain what it is that makes Waystone distinct. Key differentiators include a truly global presence and a distribution support offering.
Thomas Fahl, managing director at Ocorian Fund Management in Luxembourg, talks about launching a fund in lockdown, the responsiveness of Luxembourg’s authorities, the benefits of using a management company and the prospects for 2021.
Speaking from his home in Dublin, where the country has been in lockdown since the end of December, MUFG Investor Services’ David Rochford talks to Funds Europe about Luxembourg, Brexit, and the ongoing fallout of Covid-19.
The product lifecycle is a complicated process for fund managers at the best of times, made harder by margin pressure and intense competition.