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Dutch watchdog urges pension funds to prepare for hard Brexit

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

AFM warns that asset managers and service providers seeking EU permissions may not get them on time

Shanghai, China

Joseph Mariathasan: Big decisions over China for Europe and the UK

Mon, 15 Oct 2018By

Picking a side in the trade war ‘should be an easy decision’, Ashmore’s Jan Dehn tells Joseph Mariathasan

Steven Maijoor, chair, ESMA

EU watchdog spearheads preparations for ‘no deal’ Brexit

Thu, 4 Oct 2018By

ESMA, EU27 regulators should have memoranda of understanding with FCA, says Steven Maijoor

Janwillem Bouma, PensionsEurope

PensionsEurope’s chair on Brexit, retirement age and Dutch reform

Fri, 28 Sep 2018By André de Vos,

Janwillem Bouma in conversation with IPE’s sister publication Pensioen Pro

Guy Verhofstadt

Some UK products will not be allowed in EU post-Brexit: Verhofstadt

Fri, 21 Sep 2018By

European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator urges remaining member states to support Capital Markets Union

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First State to transfer up to £4.3bn to Ireland as part of Brexit prep

Tue, 18 Sep 2018By

Asset manager has proposed to move money from 18 UK-based strategies to their EU equivalents

The European Commission, Brussels

UK asset management body announces first head of European affairs

Fri, 31 Aug 2018By IPE Staff

Johannes Woelfing to set up Investment Association’s Brussels office


Baillie Gifford to open Dublin office to safeguard EU business

Tue, 7 Aug 2018By

Office to take the form of EU subsidiary company

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Date with destiny? Schemes mull ‘Brexit day’ valuations

Thu, 2 Aug 2018By

Some UK funds are considering changing the date of formal valuations – but advisers are split on the benefits

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Brexit fuelling rapid increase in cross-border strategies, survey finds

Wed, 1 Aug 2018By

State Street reports that more than half of 250 asset managers polled are reshaping their distribution strategies


Investec targets EU institutional investors with alternatives platform

Mon, 30 Jul 2018By

Multi-asset credit strategy will be first to launch as manager targets European clients

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit: UK regulator warns on derivatives, reassures on passporting

Fri, 20 Jul 2018By

Financial Conduct Authority lays out vision for transition from EU to UK rulebooks

Theresa May, UK prime minister

UK targets ‘enhanced equivalence’ for financial services post-Brexit

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Government publishes white paper setting out negotiating position  


German bank sector pension fund claims Brexit-related client win

Fri, 13 Jul 2018By

Standard Chartered in Germany opts for BVV as occupational pension provider

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Dutch watchdog urges schemes to prepare for a hard Brexit

Tue, 3 Jul 2018By

UK regulator also sets out its transitional plans ahead of the exit from the EU in March

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UK risks ‘blind Brexit’ without financial services deal, ex-minister warns

Wed, 27 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Former European commissioner Peter Mandelson clashes with ex-IA chair Helena Morrissey over Brexit strategy

uk election result compounds brexit uncertainty

Brexit: More finance firms considering transfers away from UK

Tue, 26 Jun 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Several asset managers have moved staff or assets to other EU locations ahead of Brexit

Italy's new-look government

Quitaly? How Italy’s new leaders could redefine European politics

Fri, 1 Jun 2018By

As Italy’s government gets to work, the whole of Europe faces a period of potentially momentous change, writes Carlo Svaluto Moreolo

Brexit analysis from IPE Magazine

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Brexit is no simple break

July/August 2018 (magazine)By Julie Patterson

The implications of the UK’s EU departure will be complex and wide ranging for asset managers

Letter From Brussels: Brexit focus moves to pensions

February 2018 (magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

As the risk of a no-deal Brexit comes into focus, attention is turning to ways to mitigate the damage across financial services, including asset management and pensions

Brexit and sponsors: The great unknown

September 2017 (Magazine)By

Trustees need to think about market volatility and employer covenants in light of Brexit

Letter from Brussels: EU seeks to avert Brexit arbitrage

June 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Strong words on Brexit are flying in political circles. But behind the theatre, concerns about the future of London’s fund management sector are emerging

Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

April 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’

UK firms vulnerable to slowdown

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan finds that the UK economy has fared quite well since the Brexit vote, but smaller companies are vulnerable to any potential domestic slowdown

Outlook 2017: Breaking up is hard

December 2016 (Magazine)By ,

The UK referendum result raises the possibility of other countries leaving the European Union. Christoph Schon and William Morokoff examine the impact of such a scenario

Risk parity post-Brexit

November 2016 (Magazine)

Despite the increase in risk in many asset classes from a year ago, risk parity funds have weathered this summer’s volatile markets

Guest Viewpoint: Peter Kraneveld - International Pensions Adviser

October 2016 (Magazine)By Peter Kraneveld

Pension funds are not about politics, but their investment portfolios include political risk