Irish Report 2013

Cover imageIreland is where the worlds of onshore and offshore hedge funds meet. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the worlds collide as Europe brings in a regulatory system for alternative investments.

PenguinsNicholas Pratt looks at Ireland’s fund processing industry’s ambition to be dominant in the regulated hedge fund operations world.

Pat LardnerPat Lardner is leading the Irish Funds Industry Association in its engagement with the AIFMD, which heralds the arrival of regulated hedge funds. He speaks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Bernard TancreClearstream has opened its first investment fund services branch in Ireland. Client demand and timing were the motivating factors for the company to take on Luxembourg as a European centre for excellence.

Our panel looks at Ireland as a funds jurisdiction and considers the changing supervisory landscape, the effect of the banking crisis, and ultimately Ireland’s future under the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Keith HaleRegulation is at the forefront of the European funds industry and, says Keith Hale at Multifonds, the developments can be considered under three categories.

RunnerInvestors’ liquidity needs may be enough to support money market funds – a major industry in Ireland, but one that is challenged by rates and regulation. Nicholas Pratt talks to several key players about their hopes for the industry’s future.

Will the arrival of new regulations see Ucits funds switch to the new alternatives regime? Funds Europe gauged what some industry participants feel.

Alternative investments are a big part of the Irish asset servicing sector. Our panel hears that fund promoters have a realistic attitude about the regulatory impact on costs. Money market funds are also discussed. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

CliffsFunds Europe pulls out some of Ireland’s key fund figures.

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Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

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.