technology

Nov 06, 2015

Kid planeAs the barrage of new regulations keeps coming, asset servicers must innovate to stay competitive, finds David Stevenson.

Nov 06, 2015

Richard GarlandShouldn’t pressure to be more fee-transparent influence advisors to lower their charges? Richard Garland, a distribution leader at Investec Asset Management, offers an insight into why this does not always happen.

Nov 06, 2015

Richard GarlandShouldn’t pressure to be more fee-transparent influence advisors to lower their charges? Richard Garland, a distribution leader at Investec Asset Management, offers an insight into why this does not always happen.

Nov 06, 2015

TabletBaby-boomers hold the most wealth – but advisors know they must act to connect with the next generation of millennials. Funds Europe, in association with Investec Asset Management, reports on the Investec Global Advisor Forum held in London recently.

Nov 06, 2015

TunnelThe hunt for yield has seen higher institutional bond holdings. Hugo Cox explains how this has slowed down bond trading and led to information risks when large trades do occur. But can a new breed of e-platforms help?

Nov 06, 2015

3D printerDefined contribution pension provision means the number of fund solutions required is set to explode. Kevin Openshaw and Nathan Travell of Milestone Group look at the administration capabilities needed to deliver cost-controlled investment outcomes.

Nov 06, 2015

TechnologyA new working group intends to bring automation to the alternative funds market. But why should this plan be successful, asks Nicholas Pratt, when others have failed?

Nov 06, 2015

King and ShewringIt is all too easy to assume that research & development (R&D) and innovation are purely the domain of fintech start-ups that regularly grab the headlines.

Oct 26, 2015

Cost cutting aheadState Street is axing 600 staff globally to save $50 million (€45.3 million) as part of a wider cost-saving drive, the firm has said.

Oct 16, 2015

Dried up earthWater scarcity is a huge problem. The use of water in production can lead to portfolio risks that are hard to quantify – but there are also exciting opportunities, writes Fiona Rintoul.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.