outsourcing

Mar 24, 2015

Singling out delegation of responsibilities as an outstanding issue, Luxembourg asset servicers outline the work completed – and still necessary – for them and their clients to make the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fully operational.

Mar 24, 2015

Survey picFunds Europe sought the views of European asset managers in December with the first comprehensive survey on legacy systems. The results reveal just how much of a problem outdated technology poses.

Mar 24, 2015

Our panel discusses how to identify legacy systems, the challenge that businesses face when it’s time to replace them and the changing nature of asset managers’ IT departments. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 24, 2015

Our panel discusses how to identify legacy systems, the challenge that businesses face when it’s time to replace them and the changing nature of asset managers’ IT departments. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 24, 2015

Typewriter and laptopFriends Life Investments’ Luke Ransley talks about the legacy problems associated with in-house installations and discusses whether the trend towards outsourcing will prevent similar issues arising in the future.

Mar 19, 2015

RobotData is both an asset and a liability for fund managers. Nicholas Pratt looks at whether managed data services might be a solution.

Mar 18, 2015

gavellaw booksRegulation, automation and financial crime are top priorities for investment managers in 2015, according to research commissioned by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift).

Feb 20, 2015

CrowdAppropriate oversight of an outsourcer could avert a distressed exit, says Citisoft’s Cosmo Wisniewski, but it can also yield useful ongoing business intelligence.

Feb 20, 2015

Ian KellyOnce upon a time, fund administration did just what it said on the tin and nothing more. Outsourcing the day-to-day of back office detail was a natural step for a global funds industry rapidly growing in size and complexity.

Jan 26, 2015

Canary-Wharf3London's alternative investment fund managers are finally feeling the benefits of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive (AIFMD), as it opens up new pathways into Europe.

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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.