outsourcing

Jan 08, 2015

DeadlineUK-based fund managers are struggling to interpret the reporting requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), despite the first reporting

Dec 16, 2014

Chemical elementService providers can be strong partners in helping fund managers to become more efficient. Renaud Breyer and John Beavers of EY Luxembourg outline key elements in making relationships work.

Nov 27, 2014

Sandro PierriSandro Pierri's decision to stand down as chief executive officer of Pioneer Investments will inevitably be seen in light of changes to Pioneer's ownership.

Oct 17, 2014

Mergers and aquisitionOld Mutual Wealth is to acquire discretionary investment manager Quilter Cheviot for £585 million (€731.7 billion) to close what chief executive Paul Feeney says is "a clear gap" in the proposition.

Oct 09, 2014

Capital protectionNorthern Trust, a large global custody bank, is to provide depositary banking to start-up French hedge fund, BlueHive Capital.

Sep 30, 2014

OutsorcingSociete Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched an investment management outsourcing service aimed at wealth managers in the UK.

Sep 22, 2014

PayingMore than half of Middle East companies mix up working capital with funding for end-of-service benefits – the cash payments to exiting staff that are mandatory in many countries.

Sep 01, 2014

VaultCustodians and fund managers are marching onwards with adapting to the AIFMD. Other regulations, such as Emir and T2S, are likely to become dominant in the year ahead, custody bosses tell Funds Europe.

Sep 01, 2014

BostonThe annual Swift conference takes place in Boston from September 29 to October 2. Funds Europe found collateral management, T2S and fund management outsourcing will be the hot topics.

Jul 18, 2014

BoatBack in 2012, the FCA challenged asset managers to develop back-up plans for when an outsourcing arrangement goes wrong. Nicholas Pratt examines market solutions.

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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.

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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.