Jean-Daniel Zandona, Director, Financial Institution/Asset Managers at Credit Suisse Luxembourg

Full service menu to handle European regulations

It is fair to say that alternative fund managers are feeling a degree of regulatory fatigue. Every month, it seems, there are updates, developments and areas of additional compliance. But whilst on the surface this can appear overwhelming, digging a little deeper reveals that service providers are positioning themselves to offer a more complete set of value-added solutions. »


Jesper Steiness, Advent

Growing appetite for hybrid fund structures

“There has been a lot of fund activity in Luxembourg this year focused on private equity and real estate. It’s an area of growing investor demand. They are looking for different options now and ways for investing that go beyond hedge funds,” observes Jesper Steiness, director of business development EMEA at Advent (Luxembourg). »


Paul Van den Abeele, Clifford Chance

SCSp is now part of the fund structuring toolbox

“The Special Limited Partnership (SCSp) has been successfully introduced into Luxembourg law. It is set to benefit from onshore fund activity following the AIFMD and is of particular interest to Anglo-Saxon managers and investors given their familiarity with limited partnership structures,” explains Paul Van den Abeele (pictured), Partner at Clifford Chance (Luxembourg). »


Hugh Stevens, head of Private Equity and Real Estate Services at BNP Paribas Securities Services

Coping with the demands of risk transparency

Today’s prevailing narrative is quite simple: heightened demands for a transparent view of investment risks are putting considerable pressure on private equity and real estate fund managers, and their service providers. »


Renminbi

HSBC provides asset services to Korea’s first RQFII investor

HSBC is providing asset services to Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, the first Korean institutional investor to receive a licence via the Renminbi Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme. »


Survey

Cyber attack ranks as principal concern for global financial institutions, says DTCC survey

Cyber security now ranks as the principal concern of the financial services industry, according to a survey by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).  »


Survey

Institutional investors to focus on fewer key relationships, survey shows

More than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors plan to narrow down the number of different alternative asset managers they work with in the next 12 to 24 months, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PwC. »


Handshake

SSGA appoints chief portfolio strategist

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Lori Heinel as chief portfolio strategist. »


Debt

Presidio Bank completes USD10m private placement of subordinated debt

Presidio Bank has completed a private placement of USD10 million in aggregate principal amount of subordinated notes to certain accredited investors. »


Hong Kong

SIX Financial Information services Hong Kong investors with SFC authorised investment products data

SIX Financial Information is expanding its regulatory coverage to include the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) authorised products for Hong Kong clients. »


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