fund administration

May 15, 2014

David OKeeffeOne of the key conditions of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) requires EU-domiciled alternative fund managers (AIFMs) to appoint a single independent depositary for all funds that fall under the scope of the directive.

May 06, 2014

Handshake 3Brazilian fund administrator Providence Financial is set to buy Fund Corporation, a Guernsey fund administration firm.

Apr 23, 2014

Signing dealClearstream has closed a long-awaited deal to acquire the hedge fund custody business, based in Cork, Ireland, of administration firm Citco Global Securities Services.

Apr 17, 2014

Mergers and aquisitionNicholas Pratt examines the 2014 survey results and finds that although administrators all face similar challenges, they are dealing with them in different ways.

Apr 17, 2014

Executives talk to us about how they fight competition, clients' demand and major challenges their companies are facing in 2014.

Mar 17, 2014

The Grand Duchy’s new government, Ucits fund governance, and costs are some of the topics debated by our industry panel. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 17, 2014

The Grand Duchy’s new government, Ucits fund governance, and costs are some of the topics debated by our industry panel. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 17, 2014

PillarsBehind the hullabaloo of its Ucits industry and the emerging AIFMD sector, Luxembourg is building a third ‘pillar’ based on responsible investment. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Mar 17, 2014

Asset managers need the help of asset servicers as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Ucits V and a whole lot of other regulation hits the industry. The participants of our roundtable in Luxembourg discuss in which areas their clients lag, where the limitations of their help is and how blind dating – introducing clients to a corporate network – is becoming increasingly popular. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Mar 17, 2014

Asset managers need the help of asset servicers as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Ucits V and a whole lot of other regulation hits the industry. The participants of our roundtable in Luxembourg discuss in which areas their clients lag, where the limitations of their help is and how blind dating – introducing clients to a corporate network – is becoming increasingly popular. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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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.

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...

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.

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

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.