Editorial Synopsis April 2017
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Global equities
Trends towards global equity investing have been led to some extent by the need towards diversification. Funds Europe looks at the opportunities for this within an asset class where many markets have been rising lately, from Brazil to Europe.

contact Mark Latham: [email protected]

ETF Review
With ETFs now growing faster than hedge funds, we look at the trends that have powered ETF sales over the last six months.

contact Mark Latham: [email protected]

MiFID II
The impacts of various parts of MiFID II on the operations of fund managers is analysed in this article and we consider how asset servicers have adjusted their offering to support clients.

contact Lynn Strongin Dodds: [email protected]

Admin survey and report
Funds Europe presents our annual survey of some of Europe’s largest fund administration firms, looking at their business within the regulated funds world in European domiciles.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Market data
Is front office data management as fragmented as recent research has suggested and if it is, why is that, and what is the impact on revenue for firms?

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

PLUS: Our regular features, including fund launches and people moves

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Interest rate risk hedging: Swapping to other options

Mar 16, 2017

Heightened margin requirements for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives pose a challenge for legitimate hedging activities and are driving financial institutions to explore alternative hedging...

SPONSORED FEATURE: Why blockchain could be the fund industry’s next Ford Model T

Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.