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Boosted by the exponential growth of the primary private equity market in recent years, the secondaries segment has grown and matured and may strongly appeal to investors, notably via the trend of GP-led transactions. Once again, Luxembourg has a key role to play due to its favourable position within the EU and may offer investors significant and attractive tools.
Georg Lasch, head of offshore sales at BNP Paribas Securities Services in Luxembourg, sets out how European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) offer investors the chance to make returns while investing in socially useful projects.
Active ETF assets are growing and so is the number of fund managers that want to offer them. Véronique Dang Vu, ETF expert at Societe Generale Securities Services, explains some of the most frequent considerations for firms from a set-up and operational perspective.
In the financial world, open architecture defines an institution’s ability to offer clients proprietary and external products as well as to resort to in-house and outside products, services, or providers.
As ESG requirements for funds grow in line with regulatory and investor demands, fund managers around the globe are looking for solutions.
Quantum computers have the potential to shake up finance, cybersecurity and other sectors. But investors hoping to profit from the new technology must be patient – and separate reality from hype.
China’s economy is posting strong growth in 2021, projected to reach 8.5% this year1 and putting the country on track to meet its growth target of ‘over 6%’. The country is attracting a new wave of capital flows, especially considering long-term investment opportunities. Simon Kellaway of Standard Chartered explains how international investors can tap into the China opportunity.
Facebook, Twitter and other platforms are drawing criticism for their failure to tackle hate content. But will the hit to their reputation do any lasting commercial damage?
Regulators have increased their focus on liquidity risk in debt funds. Austin Brady of Waystone explains that this prompted Waystone to increase its loans expertise in order to help clients successfully launch loan funds in Ireland or Luxembourg.
The focus on net-zero targets has intensified scrutiny on measurement and disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions. But carbon accounting is a young art, explains Dr Matthew Brander, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.