Asset security has overtaken efficiency as the main concern of Clearstream's fund clients, says Philippe Seyll, head of investment fund services and member of the executive board. The company is expanding its funds business, but hurdles remain on initiatives such as using funds as collateral.
The transposition of the AIFMD strengthens Luxembourg's competitiveness and provides asset managers with numerous new business opportunities, says Isabel Hog-Jensen of ALFI.
Against a volatile market backdrop, “investing in multi-asset products is one of the most effective ways to enhance risk-adjusted returns’’, according to Matteo Germano, global head of Pioneer Investments' €70 billion multi-asset strategies.
The wave of fund management regulation seen in recent years has raised new challenges for the industry. Bob Kneip, chief executive at KNEIP, argues that the obligations brought on by regulation can indeed be opportunities.
Cloud technology offers a way for Luxembourg fund administrators to meet escalating global demands for accessibility, efficiency and scale, says Skip Smith at Confluence. He tells Funds Europe how increased workflow collaboration holds the key.
The continent is coming to the fore in respect of new growth within the global economy and is attracting more foreign investors, writes Alan Naughton and Razia Khan of Standard Chartered.
Regulation is at the forefront of the European funds industry and, says Keith Hale at Multifonds, the developments can be considered under three categories.
Companies are pursuing new streams of talent for cost-effective nearshore support in a diversifying industry, says Kerry Quinn at Invest Northern Ireland.
Low volatility investment strategies have gained increasing interest in recent years as investors have faced the challenge of managing risk in a highlyvolatile market environment.
When investing in US equities, choosing the right benchmark is job #1, says Gareth Parker, senior director, index research, design and development, at Russell Indexes Emea.