July 2009

Pia Nilsson, MD of the Swedish Investment Funds Association writes that the investment fund industry has an important role in helping to increase people’s knowledge of funds...

Contimuing our short series on pension fund regulation in some of the most important markets in Europe, Samuel Sender, of Edhec, looks at Germany...

CCPs have stood strong in the middle of all trades providing the comfort that counterparties and regulators desire. Marco Strimer (pictured) of SIX x-clear comments...

As regulators move to standardise the complex world of derivatives, Nicholas Pratt outlines what the changes mean for fund managers

The obligation for alternative fund managers to obtain an
authorisation has caused concern at European level and has been
criticised by the alternative funds industry.  Ursula García (pictured) and Maria Graiño Cuatrecasas comment

Screening companies for Haram, or forbidden, activities is becoming more and more sophisticated, says Zaineb Sefiani at BMB Islamic

After a bad year, fund managers retreated to Fund Forum conference, Monaco, in June. Angele Spiteri Paris listened to presentations and spoke to delegates to gauge the mood...

European property shares have rallied ahead of global equities since March. Vicky Watson, of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, looks at the drivers behind this...

The shipping industry has crashed big, with analysts predicting the bottom has yet to be reached. There are certainly bargains to be had, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Nicholas Pratt examines the latest changes in the Egyptian funds market and what it means for prospective international investors

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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

The 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are...

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.