Executive Interviews

Jul 18, 2014

Tim-BlackwellCredit Suisse is extending its alternatives offering in a move that recalls its 2008 shift away from traditional strategies. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to newly appointed global head of core investments, Tim Blackwell.

Jul 18, 2014

Stephen ZinserStephen Zinser, CEO of London’s ECM, found traction in the US after selling the firm to Wells Fargo. Now he has to sell Europe to the Americans, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

May 15, 2014

Jeff-TesslerThe chief executive of Clearstream Jeff Tessler talks about his firm’s acquisition of Citco’s hedge fund custody business in Cork and why the AIFMD means liabilities can multiply. George Mitton reports.

Apr 17, 2014

Lionel AeschlimannSome fund managers are so keen to work for boutiques, they’ll take a pay cut. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to Lionel Aeschlimann, chief executive of Mirabaud Asset Management, which hired established names to work on new products.

Apr 17, 2014

Francois MarionThe chief executive of asset servicing firm Caceis talks about regulation, New York courts and why he cut down on business class travel. With George Mitton.

Mar 17, 2014

Camille ThommesLuxembourg has been sidelined in Hong Kong’s mutual fund recognition agreement with China. Camille Thommes of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about the future of Ucits, alternative investment funds and socially responsible investment.

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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.