The twin regulatory requirements of greater transparency and asset segregation create tough challenges for distributors, fund managers and their asset servicers. A processing model based on a single omnibus account is looking less and less suitable.
Funds Europe talks to Maitland’s Kavitha Ramachandran about the firm’s AIFMD services and the post-implementation challenges of the new directive.
Speculation that China could be heading for a hard landing, or even a financial crisis, led to increased nervousness across the investment community throughout 2014.
Funds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream's China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.
As China opens its capital markets and promotes privatisation, asset managers such as BNP Paribas Investment Partners, see a chance to generate attractive returns for clients.
Expansion can be one of the greatest challenges, but also one of the greatest opportunities for a firm. David Raccat, head of global markets, and head of market and financing services (Asia Pacific) for BNP Paribas Securities Services, discusses the firm's strategy for becoming more global.