Banking is at a crossroads, facing threats and opportunities from events like Brexit, as well as continued change from social and technological evolution. Disruption is no longer on the horizon; it’s on banks’ doorstep. Here are three reasons why a banking revolution is underway.
The Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (“RAIF”) is a Luxembourgish fund structure that doesn’t need the Regulator’s approval or supervision. With a time-to-market significantly shorter than similar CSSF-regulated structures, the RAIF always needs to appoint an external authorised Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM).
Socio-demographic factors, technology and operational alternatives already shape the real estate market in Europe. The sharing economy shifts the focus from products to services, technology changes business models and social infrastructure becomes the investors’ new sweetheart. Check our experts’ views on coming opportunities.
The rise of financial technology — FinTech, for short — is changing the way people and companies save, pay, borrow, and invest. New competitors often offer low-cost solutions that are simple to access and easy to use. In the process, they’re upending the status quo.
Global predictions indicate the dawn of a new era for growth markets from 2017 onwards. As developed economies are experiencing uncertainty due to political events, developing ones are likely to resume their good performance. Countries such as Russia, China, Brazil or Nigeria start looking safer in the investors’ eyes. So, the …
Youthful, trendy, fast-growing and under-supplied, the German capital is the top real estate market to watch this year. Berlin scored highest on all of our survey categories: investment, development, and prospects for rental and capital growth.
Luxembourg introduced new intra-group financing rules on 1 January 2017. While industry players have been caught off guard, they’re now analysing the new transfer pricing rules and how to implement them. Watch the interview of Loek de Preter, PwC Luxembourg Transfer Pricing Leader, commenting on how the market reacted and how to comply.
Banks, asset and wealth managers, as well as insurers are scrambling to find new revenue sources and ways to grow: organically, by introducing new services, through acquisitions, or by developing strategic partnerships.
BEPS remains high on the corporate agenda. EU Directives covering this Plan are coming into force in 2019, and new multilateral action to tighten up double tax treaties was announced in late 2016. With the aim of identifying the level of awareness about BEPS, we’ve interviewed asset managers across Europe on …
Blockchain is one of the most exciting—and more misunderstood—emerging technologies. It essentially offers a decentralised ledger of all transactions across a network. When a transaction occurs, everyone on the network knows about it. It’s tamper-proof and virtually instantaneous. This has real disruptive implications for the financial industry, which today uses …