John Legrand, a regional CEO at fund administrator IQ-EQ, says a “holy trinity” in asset management that includes alternatives and ESG is becoming more vital and changing the face of the industry, partly by making it more scientific.
Ahead of ALFI’s Global Distribution Conference in September, we ask industry experts about the importance of harmonisation, future challenges, and whether AIFs sold in multiple countries should be the responsibility of one regulator.
Our expert asset servicing panel defends Luxembourg over a recent investigation into the Grand Duchy’s anti-money laundering framework,saying the country has pioneered openness. Plus, we talk about the evolution of technology and consider the review of AIFMD.
Despite an increased focus on the ‘social’ side of ESG, many fund managers seem reluctant to side with disgruntled staff at companies such as Amazon, where labour-related controversies are commonplace. Alex Rolandi reports.
The funds industry has remained tight-lipped on the EU’s regulatory review of alternative investment funds for fear of unnecessary change, reports Fiona Nicolson. however, others see an opportunity to bring alternative investments to a wider range of investors.