March 2017

SacksWith banks under global scrutiny for failing to comply with a growing raft of anti-money laundering regulations, Mark Latham investigates whether enough is being done to prevent similar failures in the asset management industry.

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

Ship_waterlineRegulation of investment firms in the EU is changing and certain firms will get new ‘proportionate’ prudential requirements. But don’t expect proportionate to mean lower, says Michael Chambers, head of prudential at Cordium.

Brown_and_HouetLiquidity management has been a key part of regulatory reform since the financial crisis in 2008.

MiningAfter a desperate few years, rising commodity prices proffer new hope for investors in the mining sector. George Mitton reports from Cape Town.

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

Borrow_lend_cogsRegulatory-backed restrictions are leading Ucits funds to step back from securities lending. Nicholas Pratt talks to lending agents and prime brokers about the implications.

Charles_BathurstIreland has been subject to immense financial change over the past decade and a key area of ongoing growth has been the asset servicing community.

Mouse_holeNicholas Pratt looks at the attention managers pay to the cost of clearing and settlement and finds that the costs are too low to bother about.

MoleculesNicholas Pratt talks to Roger Storm, head of clearing risk and development at Six x-clear about the cost of clearing and settlement and how it relates to fund managers’ overall expenses.

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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.