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Denise Voss, Alfi
From Financial Centres February 8, 2016

Luxembourg’s fund industry eyes global expansion

The Grand Duchy is Europe’s leading investment funds domicile and now plans to make inroads into China and Latin America, according to promotional body Alfi

John Hourican, Bank of Cyprus
From Financial Centres September 25, 2015

Resurgent Cyprus takes mismanagement bull by horns

Cyprus is on the road to recovery with both its banks and economy having been restructured, but the island has a long way to go to regain its former glory as a financial services centre

Lisa Vizia, Saffery Champness
From Financial Centres June 18, 2015

Guernsey’s international outlook reaps rewards

Guernsey’s financial services industry retains its historic links to London but is now managing to attract clients from much further afield, while also moving up the value chain

Victor Allende, CaixaBank
From Financial Centres May 6, 2015

Slimline Spanish banking sector climbs off canvas

A wave of consolidation and a focus on digital technology have breathed new life into a Spanish banking sector which was left reeling by the financial crisis

Sandrine de Vuyst, ING
From Financial Centres / Europe / Luxembourg April 28, 2015

Luxembourg sets sights on upper reaches of wealth ladder

Whereas Luxembourg was once seen as a tax haven for mass affluent individuals, changes in the regulatory landscape have led the Grand Duchy to raise the bar on the type of clients it attracts

Marc Saluzzi, Alfi
From Financial Centres May 15, 2014

Luxembourg must innovate to stay on top of funds distribution pile

Regulations affecting money market funds and the ever increasing costs of Ucits compliance threaten Luxembourg’s pre-eminence as a funds distribution centre. But the Grand Duchy is aware of the need to adapt

From Financial Centres / Europe / Ukraine March 21, 2014

Russian incursion felt far beyond Ukraine’s borders

The economic fallout of Russia’s actions in Ukraine will affect not only individuals and businesses in the two countries, but global financial centres

Susan Dargan, State Street
From Financial Centres July 3, 2013

The best in Irish innovation

The Irish government is trying to attract major global players to set up shop in the country, and financial services, headed by the funds industry, are leading the way

Marc Saluzzi, Alfi
From Financial Centres May 2, 2013

AIFMD to add an alternative string to Luxembourg’s bow

Alfi chairman Marc Saluzzi discusses the state of the fund industry and what the AIFMD directive will mean for marketing alternatives across borders

Paul Willing, Ogier Fiduciary Services
From Financial Centres May 1, 2013

Luxembourg poised to raise funds game

The Grand Duchy appears set to thrive under new regulations covering the funds industry, but many groups have not prepared for AIFMD and there are likely to be challenges from the East

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