outsourcing

Sep 11, 2015

Bank vaultAn outbreak of common sense among asset managers could be the biggest consolation for custody banks striving to make their core services profitable. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Sep 11, 2015

PatchworkFunds Europe asked leading custody figures about overlapping reporting requirements and dealing with fragmented approaches by countries to fund retrocessions.

Sep 07, 2015

Signing contractStamford Associates, a UK investment consultancy, has partnered with a French investment marketing firm to increase its business among European wealth managers.

Sep 03, 2015

City of LondonSociete Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is to launch trustee and depositary services in the UK to support Ucits and alternative investment funds.

Jul 29, 2015

Betting chipsCentral bank policies after the financial crisis smoothed foreign exchange swings – but volatility has returned in recent months. David Stevenson looks at various approaches to currency management in this environment.

Jul 29, 2015

Adam Plainer and Chris Evan2015 is set to be another bumper year for non-performing loan (NPL) transactions in Europe – even larger than 2014, which saw more than €90 billion of deals completed, itself a 40% year-on-year increase.

Jul 29, 2015

Graph upWith operational outsourcing of real estate investments on the increase, Nicholas Pratt looks at issues around the evolution of fund admin in this sector.

Jul 22, 2015

Mergers and aquisitionFund administration firm Maitland has seen its assets under administration grow by $40 billion (€36.8 billion) after announcing an outsourcing transaction with Stanlib, a large African fund manager.

Jul 13, 2015

Loan applicationDeutsche Bank has launched a fund processing service for investment managers that invest in illiquid assets, such as private loans, in a move that reflects wider efforts by fund administrators to improve support for alternative asset classes.

Jul 10, 2015

Richard GarlandRichard Garland, a distribution head at Investec, thinks financial planners should support a rebateless model, regardless of whether regulators force them to adopt one. Nick Fitzpatrick hears why.

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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.