fund administration

Mar 07, 2016

The panel discusses at the impact of Ucits V on the asset servicing industry and the implications of blockchain for fund firms and their providers.

Feb 17, 2016

New York cabA New York-based private equity firm has launched an ‘Icav’ – an Irish fund structure that rivals Ireland’s public company, or plc.

Feb 12, 2016

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its spring conference on March 8-9. Funds Europe puts questions to some of those appearing, plus others who work in the local industry.

Feb 12, 2016

Race horsesOutsourcing providers are ramping up their offerings but take-up among large managers is still rare. Nicholas Pratt asks if all the competition will be in vain.

Dec 23, 2015

By Phillip Caldwell, Global Head of Cross-Border Pooling Product, Northern Trust

Dec 23, 2015

By Phillip Caldwell, Global Head of Cross-Border Pooling Product, Northern Trust

Nov 23, 2015

Handshake contractFullgoal Asset Management has appointed Deutsche Bank as custodian and service provider for one of the first Ucits fixed income funds to have a renminbi quota.

Nov 19, 2015

According to findings from research company Monterey Insight, BlackRock Financial Management has Jersey-based schemes with $16.1 billion (€15.1 billion) in assets. This is followed by CVC Capital Partners with $15.6 billion and ETF Securities with $13.6 billion in assets.

Fund assets serviced in Jersey reached $296.2 billion at the end of June 2015, down 3.2% from 2014. However, the number of serviced schemes increased to 1,120 and the total number of sub funds recorded also showed an increase at 1,559.

Nov 09, 2015

Editorial Synopsis
December 2015/January 2016

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Fund management industry: Mergers & acquisitions
2015 has seen a host of consolidation among asset managers, particularly in the boutique space. Funds
Europe looks at the drivers for why an investment management business might want to sell itself, and at what motivates acquirers.

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Nov 06, 2015

Bruno PrigentBruno Prigent, head of Société Générale Securities Services, outlines his firm’s plan to become more integrated and competitive.

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Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

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.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.