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.

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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.