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Beps poses ‘collateral damage’ threat to AM industry – conference hears

By: Jonathan Boyd | 24 May 2017

Tax experts taking part in a panel discussion at the recent Guernsey Funds Forum in London warned that the asset management industry could end up becoming the…

European funds see strong March inflows – Morningstar

By: Jonathan Boyd | 04 May 2017

Data from Morningstar points to strong net inflows to funds in Europe through March, for a total of some €38.5bn, according to its figures. Bond funds took…

Spiva scores show active Europe, UK equity funds continue to underperform

By: Jonathan Boyd | 03 Apr 2017

Latest data from the  S&P Indices Versus Active Funds (Spiva) scorecard show that a significant share of Europe and UK equity funds underperformed their benchmarks over the…

Irish Funds, Deloitte work on blockchain reporting ‘proof of concept’

By: Jonathan Boyd | 02 Feb 2017

Irish Funds, the  association representing the Irish funds industry, and Deloitte are to develop a blockchain proof of concept for regulatory reporting focused on the Money Market…

KBIGI obtains Eurosif approval of water, energy, agribusiness strategies

By: Jonathan Boyd | 23 Jan 2017

Eurosif, the Brussels-based European association for promoting sustainable and responsible investments, has confirmed compliance with the European SRI Transparency Code for three strategies offered by KBI Global Investors…

Guernsey sees regulatory arbitrage expressed in competitive overheads – Ogier

By: Jonathan Boyd | 13 Jan 2017

Regulatory arbitrage between the UK and Guernsey is manifesting itself in the form of lower operational and overhead costs, which means managers based in the jurisdiction can charge…

RBS International pushes alternatives business

By: Jonathan Boyd | 04 Jan 2017

RBS International has appointed a head of Funds in order to push its business in the alternative funds sector to additional jurisdictions. Peter Brown (pictured) has been…

Tortoise confirms energy infrastructure Ucits fund

By: Jonathan Boyd | 04 Jan 2017

Tortoise Capital Advisors has launched its Tortoise North American Energy Infrastructure Fund as a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits fund, to offer investors access to investments in North American pipeline…

Ireland domiciled funds get RQFII boost

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Dec 2016

An agreement between the People’s Bank of China and Ireland means that funds domiciled in the country now can tap into a RMB50bn (roughly €7bn) quota under…

Aztec Group makes Jersey appointment to Real Assets team

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Dec 2016

Aztec Group, the provider of fund and corporate services to the alternative investments sector, has appointed Metesh Vara as an associate director within its Real Assets team…

Channel Islands claim Bitcoin first fund listing

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Dec 2016

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) has admitted to its official list the Global Advisors Investment Fund plc, which is said to be the first regulated Bitcoin…

European Commission confirms PRIIPs delay until 1 January 2018

By: Gary Robinson & Jonathan Boyd | 09 Nov 2016

The European Commission has today announced it will delay the application date of the Insurance-Based Investment Products (Priips) regulation until 1 January 2018. This follows on the…

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