European watchdog warns of investment fund ‘fire sales’
Mismatches between the liquidity of open-ended investment funds’ assets and their redemption profiles could lead to “fire sales” to meet redemption requests in times of market stress, the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has warned.
Analysis: Fund fees wipe out ‘20% of gross returns’
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) is turning up the heat on asset managers, highlighting the impact of fund charges on returns in a fresh report. Fund fees wipe out an average 20% of gross returns, according to the regulator.
Lux fund body hits back at politicised scrutiny of delegation
Growing scrutiny of European fund managers delegating portfolio management to other EU countries is motivated by “political reasons”, the chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) told International Adviser.