Luxembourg 2017

Green bondsThe latest environmental movement in Luxembourg is not the work of anti-capitalists, but fund professionals – and green bonds make up one of their biggest interests. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Speed_trainFollowing the success of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, David Stevenson speaks to Luxembourg Ucits professionals about the outlook for the next stock market link-up.

Flaws in cross-border fund distribution – and, of course, Brexit – were two of the issues discussed at our Luxembourg funds industry roundtable.

London_phone_boxPost-Brexit, Luxembourg is keen to attract the UK’s £1.2 trillion of assets in segregated mandates owned by European investors. David Stevenson asks if this is possible.

Stephan Schilken, Director & Operational Leader AIFM of SGG Fund Management S.A. in Luxembourg, gives his thoughts on the implications of Brexit for UK Fund Managers marketing their products to EU investors and the solutions to remain marketable in the European Union post-Brexit.

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.

Funds Europe quizzes Luxembourg’s alternative investment professionals about regulation, asset class growth and fees – and finds that private debt is one of the bigger drivers of business as investors search for yield.

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.