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    ManCo model problems
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 21:08

    Some ManCo hosting platforms are struggling. Many have high staff turnover and a couple of the biggest have had well-publicised problems. The market is ultra-competitive. Is it too cut throat to generate the fees needed?

    Wanted: an EU global financial centre
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 21:04

    With Brexit the EU no longer has a global financial centre. Frankfurt is the biggest in the GFC Index, ranked just 15th.  This is a problem, particularly in fund management, as the EU tries to regulate what’s beyond its control.

    The lull before the storm
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 21:00

    EU law continues to apply in the UK until the end of December but a so-called ‘hard’ Brexit is possible, perhaps likely, within a year. This has enormous implications for the asset management industry – in the EU as well as UK.

    Liquidity risk: changes ahead?
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 20:57

    Liquidity risk is on everyone’s minds following Woodford, H2O and GAM along with rumours of further trouble in the alternative UCITS sector. A look at likely changes to liquidity rules following the regulatory review underway across jurisdictions.

    EU portfolio management: where?
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 18:04

    The EU has lost control of London, Europe’s only investment management and capital market centre. This is like the US losing New York if that state seceded from the union. What can the EU do about it?