Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Jun 22 2012 | 11:38am ET
The tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is still the biggest domicile for European funds—and it's bigger now than ever.
Luxembourg-domiciled funds had €2.225 trillion in assets at the end of April, the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry said. That is a nearly €300 billion increase from the end of last year.
"Following a year of political uncertainty which has led to turmoil in financial markets, we believe that this growth in assets under management in Luxembourg marks a return of confidence in investment funds," ALFI Chairman Marc Saluzzi said.
Saluzzi added that he remains cautious despite the record-setting figures, due to new regulation under consideration in Luxembourg. "The Financial Transaction Tax in particular could have a substantial negative impact on investors, and ALFI continues to work to ensure that policies are beneficial to the fund industry and its clients."
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…