alternatives

Apr 15, 2016

Alternative funds are increasingly en vogue with institutional investors thanks to tighter regulation and greater oversight. Nicholas Pratt looks at how fund administrators are adjusting.

Apr 15, 2016

IrelandTwo fund structures that asset managers may want their administrators to support are Ireland’s Icav and Luxembourg’s Raif, which each country has developed to support the liquid alternatives surge. Nicholas Pratt explains.

Apr 15, 2016

Company executives answer questions as part of Funds Europe's fund administration survey.

Apr 15, 2016

Handshake5Asset manager City Financial has appointed Stefan Garcia, whose background lies in exchange-traded fund (ETF) businesses, as global head of distribution, based in London.

Mar 18, 2016

Handshake5Luxembourg-based asset management firm FundRock, formerly owned by RBS, has boosted its alternatives team with the hire of Gregory Robinson-Kok to head the business.

Mar 16, 2016

Egyptian hieroglyphsCreating a central book of investment records that tells the entire story of a firm’s activity is at the heart of software development, says Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 14, 2016

Paris2Paris-based independent asset manager La Financière de l’Echiquier has launched a new Ucits-compliant fund, Echiquier QME, in its systematic quant range.

Mar 10, 2016

Merger1Baring Asset Management is to merge with its sister firms as owner, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MMLIC), moves to create a single multi-asset investment firm.

Mar 07, 2016

Businessmen runningLuxembourg’s ambitions to be a cross-border centre for alternative funds are under pressure. Ireland is still a most formidable player and other domiciles are gaining ‘third-country equivalence’. David Stevenson asks if the proposed Raif could be the answer.

Mar 02, 2016

MotorwayAbout a third of investors are carrying out manager searches for alternative investment mandates, research among consultants indicates.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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.