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Luxembourg, the world’s leading UCITS centre and distribution hub, has over $2.5 trillion in assets under management in UCITS investment funds. It was the first jurisdiction to adopt the first iteration of UCITS in 1985, which attracted a large number of non-EU investors to Luxembourg to use the Principality as their gateway to European investments. Where Swiss and American investors led the way, international investors have followed from Asia and Latin America, all looking to distribute and invest in, UCITS fund vehicles.

We spoke to Robert Goldbaum, SVP product & market strategy at Backstop Solutions about how regulation is affecting the environment for asset managers and investors.

We spoke to HSBC's head of product solutions - regulatory change, Paul Ellis, about how the bank managed the implementation of UCITS V and the similarities with getting over the line with AIFMD, how this directive has impacted custody arrangements and what the future holds for the UCITS brand.

The proposed takeover of London Stock Exchange Group by Deutsche Borse is posing a number of questions for regulators and governments in deciding whether or not such a deal is healthy for financial markets. The stock exchanges would merge, but so too, would their central counterparty clearinghouses, LCH.Clearnet and Eurex Clearing.

On the back of a hugely successful post-trade roundtable for funds event in London in February, Thomas Murray are delighted to announce our next event, Post-Trade Roundtable on Regulation in 2016: What does this mean for the Buy-side?

The event provides Management Companies and Depositary Banks in Luxembourg an opportunity to come together and share their approaches to monitoring their post-trade exposures in a changing regulatory environment.

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