transfer agency

Sep 11, 2015

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

Jul 15, 2015

Emerging markets sign1RWC Partners, an alternative investment manager based in London, has appointed HSBC Securities Services as administrator to five frontier and emerging market funds.

Jun 24, 2015

Our panel considers questions that were posed in the Ucits V survey. What is clear is that much of the advancement towards the Ucits V environment rests on more guidance from Europe, and that those with AIFMD experience will benefit in the run-up to implementation.

Jun 23, 2015

Pieter StrikTax transparent pooling vehicles have been available in key Continental European markets for some years, and in July 2013 the UK government introduced its own variant, the UK TTF, with BlackRock – supported by BNY Mellon as administrator – bringing the first example of this new structure to market in June of last year.

May 21, 2015

OutsorcingMutual funds that outsource their fund management are likely to have lower subscription fees and better performance.

May 15, 2015

Sunken shipWhether it makes sense for transfer agencies and software firms to merge, the new consolidation in the low-margin business may well see costs for fund managers fall, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Apr 10, 2015

Leaders in the field of asset management answer questions regarding their strategies and predictions.

Mar 05, 2015

Signing dealThe "fast-growing" fund administration market has seen a €235 million acquisition, as Temenos Group, a software provider listed in Switzerland, buys Luxembourg's Multifonds.

Feb 25, 2015

RenminbiFullgoal Asset Management in Hong Kong has appointed Deutsche Bank as custodian and fund services provider for 'RQFII' assets, it was announced recently.

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Sponsored Profiles

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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.