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Ivan_NicoraTen years ago Euroclear launched its automated funds processing platform – Nicholas Pratt asks Ivan Nicora (pictured) how much has changed and if the industry is nearer to achieving end-to-end automation.

roller_coasterHigh-frequency trading has come under attack for recent stock market crashes and for threatening the long-term integrity of the market. Nicholas Pratt listens to the case for the defence

GHOSTAcquisitions and stable fees suggest custodians, the safe-keepers of assets, are putting the crisis behind them. But there remains the spectre of regulation that will vastly increase risks

sweets3Among the vast array of ETFs available, gold has been one of the best performers in a flourishing market, writes Angele Spiteri Paris

sweets2Advanced users of ETFs can leverage and short sell them. Felix Goltz and Lin Tang, of the Edhec-Risk Institute, explain how these uses can fit in with portfolio practices

sweetsThe ETF market is becoming increasingly innovative as promoters look for new ways to capture investors’ interest – Nicholas Pratt examines how far this innovation can go

Luxembourg_AIFM If Ucits depositary laws are tightened up in line with the AIFM directive, how this might affect Luxembourg? Professionals in Luxembourg, a major Ucits centre for funds and depositary banks, explain 

Bruno_LebreSociété Générale Private Banking aims to offer clients wide access to the market through the best products, which include those of sister company Lyxor.

man-floating_armchair_140Ireland may be in desperate financial straits but its funds industry is diverged from the macro storm. Nicholas Pratt examines why this is and how the industry seeks to expand

runningBecause of the amount of investment required, insurance companies are asking themselves if it’s worth keeping their asset management arms. John Foster reports

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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.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

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.