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Luxembourg industry faces challenges from fintech disruption to traditional fund distribution

Luxembourg’s fund industry appears set on a growth path, with €500bn ($556.2bn) of assets under management pouring into the Grand Duchy so far this year. Over half of this sum is new money into investment funds.

Luxembourg finance minister warns funds industry of more scrutiny as fintech threatens to disrupt sector

Investment funds are on the radar of the G20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They will play a key role in the future vis-à-vis economic stability and in the world economy, said Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna.

Institutional investors show different attitudes to price, product and performance in key Asian markets

Investor attitudes in four Asian countries have major differences as well as similarities that investment firms need to know when setting up and selling to these markets

Global alternative AUM grows as institutional investors continue to pour money into the sector

Total global alternative assets under management hit $6.3tn last year, up 10.5 per cent from $5.7tn in 2013, according to a survey by Towers Watson produced together with the Financial Times.

SWFs and pension funds will drive alternative investments into mainstream by 2020 forecasts PwC

The asset management landscape is undergoing radical change. Alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, forecasts a report by PwC.

Convergence drives creation of alternative investment products but adds complexity to portfolios

Convergence between asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms is resulting in an explosion of new product creation and complexity, notes Citi in its “Industry Evolution Survey June 2015”.

Advisors wary of recommending alternative investments, says Pershing survey

Many advisors are concerned about what they see as the lukewarm performance, costs and prospects of alternative investments, according to a survey from Pershing.

Asset managers need to change way they approach global regulatory reporting requirements

Asset managers are increasingly in the regulatory spotlight and need to have appropriate regulatory risk management systems in place to comply with expanding requirements, according to a study.