Jun 15, 2021

private equity for retail investorsBlackRock is making private markets investments available to a wider range of wealth managers – a section of the funds industry that finds these assets traditionally difficult to access.

Jun 02, 2021

AcquisitionSpecialist fund administrator JTC has completed its acquisition of depositary bank Indos Financial.

May 26, 2021

Ireland map 2The Central Bank of Ireland has authorised the Irish entity of Manulife Investment Management as an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM).

Mar 18, 2021

AIFMD, AMF, AIFMD II, financial markets regulationFrance’s financial watchdog said supervision of each cross-border alternative investment fund (AIFs) should be made the responsibility of one regulator in order to reduce supervisory fragmentation.

Oct 22, 2020

Ireland fund governancePat Lardner, the CEO of the Irish Funds industry association, reacted to a critical regulatory report on fund governance by saying the country had "justifiably earned" a reputation as a credible fund centre.

Mar 21, 2020

Our expert panel discusses the growth of private equity in Luxembourg, the impact of technology on the funds industry and the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive.

Mar 20, 2020

Alice_in_WonderlandLuxembourg’s alternatives business is flourishing. But for reasons beyond the Grand Duchy’s control, European investors may not be benefiting from the broader global growth in these assets, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 13, 2020

SuperheroesAs providers of outsourced compliance services, what reassurances can ManCos give that they are not conflicted by their relationships with fund sponsors? Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Feb 12, 2020

Lasry_and_GomezWhile Brexit continues to cast general uncertainty over financial services, the Gibraltar Funds and Investment Association (GFIA) believes that Brexit is likely to have little negative impact on Gibraltar’s fund industry and could even improve Gibraltar’s rankings in the international arena.

Nov 15, 2019

Stephen_Newby-and-Emma_ReidIn the context of Brexit, asset managers may consider equivalence as an option for accessing EU markets without obtaining separate authorisations in the absence of a financial services passport, particularly in relation to the management or marketing of funds, or other investment activities.