Editorial Synopsis March 2017
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Anti-money laundering
The FCA took a tough line on Deutsche Bank over anti-money laundering (AML) recently and warned other financial service providers to ensure their processes were robust. Funds Europe looks at AML from the point of view of asset management.

contact Mark Latham: [email protected]

Regional fixed income
Shorting Italy and buying French government bonds is a European fixed income trade that has been recommended owing to the two countries’ diverging economic outlooks. Our article looks at what European sovereign bond managers are doing with their bond portfolios and the reasons why.

contact Lynn Strongin Dodds: [email protected]

Fund platforms
The fund platform market is destined for consolidation in the UK and expansion in Europe. But it faces the challenge of MiFID II.

contact Fiona Rintoul: [email protected]

Regulation: Priips
Funds Europe examines the reasons behind the delay last year to the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products, or Priips, rules and considers what fund firms need to do this year to be Priips ready.

contact David Stevenson: [email protected]

Prime brokers
Funds Europe speaks to prime brokers about their relationship with the Ucits funds market, which has not always been easy owing to Esma’s clampdown on stock lending in these funds over recent years.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

Clearing & settlement
What portion of a fund’s total costs is attributable to post-trade services like clearing & settlement? Funds Europe investigates and asks if clearers have been subject to enough pressure to help funds cut their costs.

contact Nicholas Pratt: [email protected]

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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

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.