Luxembourg 2013

SealPension funds are asking fund managers to explain their plans under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how they might respond.

Remote controlWilliam Gilson at Aviva Investors contemplates a manco merger, while Heimo Ploessnig at Assenagon Asset Management discusses tighter regulation with Nick Fitzpatrick.

Businessmen runnersCosts associated with building an international distribution strategy out of Europe are on the rise as a result of new regulations. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds that Luxemburg and Dublin may no longer be the first choice of domicile for emerging market asset managers.

LaundryAs competition is stepping up among fund domiciles to attract asset managers, reputation is crucial. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

With the regulatory environment for alternative managers about to change significantly under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), depositary banks discuss if the industry is sufficiently prepared. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

BridgeNicholas Pratt looks at the set-up some of Luxembourg’s largest funds, including custodians and administrators.

ArabicWhile the number of regulated Islamic funds in Luxembourg has remained steady at around 39 over the past three years, the figure masks a high level of product activity. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

Luxembourg aims to turn the initially controversial Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive into a Ucits-like brand. The panel discusses the progress that has been made and looks beyond regulations from Europe. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sponsored Profiles

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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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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.