Fund distribution: looking at Africa, Latin America and Asia

2017 has seen many markets make a comeback. Meanwhile, prospects have been boosted by the resumption of worldwide growth and the weakness of the US dollar. Emerging nations are entering an era that favours them. These markets will present fund managers with some excellent opportunities in the near future. With …

How French asset managers are taking root in Luxembourg

Over the years, Luxembourg has confirmed its position as an international distribution platform. The country’s AAA rating, its international financial centre, as well as its political and social stability, have been strong arguments for asset managers from all around the world to distribute their funds in here. France is no …

Did you know: Common Reporting Standard deadline is fast approaching

Governments across the world are increasingly putting tax transparency at the top of their agenda. In this context, the OECD developed the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) as a global reporting standard to achieve a complete and multilateral automatic exchange of information framework. The Luxembourg CRS first reporting is due on …

Did you know: Luxembourg hosts 300 Management Companies

With more than 75% of UCITS funds distributed all over the world, Luxembourg is a global leader for cross-border distribution of investment funds. At this magnitude, new players have emerged: Management Companies. These companies can market funds using the passport throughout the European Union. Luxembourg hosts nearly 300 of them. All …

Distributed ledger tech shapes a new fund-distribution model

Advising, identifying, instructing, acknowledging, processing, checking, confirming, monitoring, reconciling, reporting, storing, regulating, auditing – the fund-distribution value chain is complex and has many intermediaries. Distributed ledger technologies are, however, bringing about a new business model for the asset management industry.

Did you know: Why you should have ETFs on your investment radar

As a cost-effective way to achieve a broadly diversified portfolio, ETFs are hard to beat. In Europe, this market has grown steadily and boasted approximately US$565 billion Assets under Management at December 2016. Industry participants expect asset growth to accelerate by approximately 27% annually over the next five years. Here are four …

How to set up a Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF)

The Reserved Alternative Investment Funds (RAIF) grants fund managers an additional opportunity to set up a new form of Alternative Investment Fund (AIF). While RAIF combines the features and structuring flexibilities of existing regulated vehicles in Luxembourg, it is not subject to CSSF supervision. We put together practical information to set …

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