transfer agency

Jun 05, 2013

Building graphSince the financial crisis, data has become a more lucrative piece of the asset servicing offering. But delivery models vary and the custodian banks, the giants of this business, face competition, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Apr 25, 2013

gavellaw booksRegulation is blamed for increased concerns surrounding technology in the transfer agency (TA) business, particularly straight-through processing (STP).

Apr 05, 2013

Depositary banks in the Nordics are waiting with bated breath for their local regulators to interpret the AIFMD. What will it mean for depositary liability, lost securities and cost? George Mitton asked participants at our Stockholm panel.

Apr 05, 2013

Depositary banks in the Nordics are waiting with bated breath for their local regulators to interpret the AIFMD. What will it mean for depositary liability, lost securities and cost? George Mitton asked participants at our Stockholm panel.

Apr 05, 2013

looking glassSenior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges.

Nov 12, 2012

Handshake 3Man Group, a London-listed hedge fund, has handed Citi a servicing brief for its Luxembourg-based Sicav fund.

Nov 02, 2012

compassLatin America’s fund managers are experts at domestic equities, while some – and it is suggested the Chileans most of all – have a pan-regional expertise too. It is a natural next step, then, that asset managers look to expand overseas. Nick Fitzpatrick asks fund service providers about trends among this client base.

Sep 04, 2012

Asian asset managers have historically lagged behind Europe and North America in the take-up of operational outsourcing, but the participants in our roundtable say this is changing. They also discuss the cost pressures they face themselves as a result of increased regulation. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Aug 31, 2012

Two French banks saw their global assets under custody shrink during our survey period, while Citi – formerly the largest custodian of European assets – was overtaken by an American rival, finds Nick Fitzpatric.

Aug 31, 2012

Two French banks saw their global assets under custody shrink during our survey period, while Citi – formerly the largest custodian of European assets – was overtaken by an American rival, finds Nick Fitzpatric.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

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May 17, 2017

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Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

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.