regulation

Feb 12, 2016

Neil SimmondsFrom March 18 this year, Ucits V’s provisions on depositaries, remuneration and sanctions will align Ucits with the EU’s post-crisis financial regimes – in particular that for alternative funds.

Feb 12, 2016

StopwatchWith the US following Europe’s adoption of a shorter settlement cycle, Nicholas Pratt looks at the likelihood of a global standard and a possible move to real-time settlement.

Feb 11, 2016

RegulationsComplying with investor protection rules, which are at the heart of much regulatory change in recent years, means fund firms are producing documents in ever-greater quantities.

Feb 08, 2016

Bank1Increasing debt levels among banks may have the opposite effect to making them more stable – and investment funds will carry the burden if the banks fail, a fixed income manager has warned.

Feb 04, 2016

Business ethicThe UK financial regulator is “determined to embed a culture of personal responsibility within the banking sector”, it said today as final rules for improving individual accountability by high-frequency traders and other actors were published.

Feb 04, 2016

Luxembourg on mapLuxembourg funds saw assets under management increase by 13% last year to €3.5 trillion, figures out this week showed.

Feb 03, 2016

Regulatory reportingIreland’s investment funds association is calling on Brussels to deliver a better regulatory reporting framework as part of the EC’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project.

Feb 01, 2016

DeadlineA fund management organisation has called for realistic timeframes for the implementation of regulations.

Jan 29, 2016

Bailey 410Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England, has been appointed permanent chief executive officer (CEO) of UK financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Jan 28, 2016

Warning signSenior financial services executives say that regulations, which have been introduced in huge quantities in response to the financial crisis, may not be promoting stability.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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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

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.

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.