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.

Regulatory-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

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Mar 16, 2017

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

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Mar 16, 2017

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

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.