U.S. Bank launches alternatives investment services in Luxembourg
The establishment of the new business will enable U.S. Bank to provide fund services to AIFs in two of the main cross-border fund hubs.
ESMA recommends harmonisation of AIFMD and UCITS frameworks
Proposal would see harmonisation of two fund directives with a focus on aligning regulatory reporting.
Maples Group adopts SS&C’s Geneva tech for AIFM subsidiary
Maples Group's MPMF Fund Management (Ireland) has adopted SS&C Advent’s Geneva platform has implemented a series of technology enhancements.
European Commission’s AIFMD review could see expanded depository role for custodians
A potential AIFMD passport and UK equivalence could smooth the way for UK custodians to expand their depositary services across the EU market.
CMU faces possible resurgence with new EU leadership
Even though the Capital Markets Union (CMU) has had a somewhat lethargic start, a new EU leadership could galvanise the process once again.
ESG monitoring services will help depositaries diversify
Depositaries role of fund oversight could prove to be a useful boost to the ESG investment process.
US Bank brings on first client for European depositary platform
The new offering will expand US Bank’s range of UCITS fund clients in Europe and enable it to compete with established European fund administrators.
What are the potential long-term effects of the Woodford saga on UCITS?
The laissez-faire approach to UCITS principles has riled market regulators following the recent saga with Neil Woodford's flagship fund, which could have long-term consequences on the funds industry.
Cross-border conflicts remain over AIFMD enforcement
A report, conducted by KPMG, highlights areas where EU member states remain conflicted in the implementation of the directive.