ESG: the beginning of the end?
It might be some time before ESG fund performance gets back to where it was pre the market downturn. If so will investors lose interest in this broad horizontal investment movement, one which combines environmentalism with social and governance goals?
Tokenisation: the industry disruptor
Tokenisation could well lead to a substantial restructuring of the European if not global fund industry in the next few years, especially on its private assets side. Tokenisation could be the greatest disruptor that the fund business has yet encountered.
ManCos: what are US managers looking for?
In preparation for its SIS Selection Workshop on April 18 the Tracker has been looking at what US managers focus on when selecting ManCos in Ireland and Luxembourg. Which area of the market the manager is in size, and its size, are often critical in determining this.
Liquidity stress tests: everyone up to speed?
A few managers of UCITS funds have had flirtations with liquidity crises over the last few years. Given recent banking problems this would be a good time to ensure that all UCITS funds can meet their liquidity obligations.
Too much concentration?
Concentration risk could become a big issue in the asset management industry. Just 15 fund managers now hold 56.7% of all externally managed assets. This takes the global fund industry and its service providers into uncharted territory.