Continuing Professional Development in the Banking Industry

Continuing Professional Development in the Banking Industry

In the banking industry continuing professional development is of great value as it ensures you to stay competent in your profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional’s career. The desired result of well-planned continuing professional development is that it optimizes the employer, the employee and his or her career.

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Luxembourg surfs Brexit wave to strengthen its private equity industry

Luxembourg surfs Brexit wave to strengthen its private equity industry

Luxembourg is renowned worldwide for its fund administration industry currently hosting at least 15 of the 20 largest global funds (including Carlyle, Blackstone, KKR, Apollo ...), which  have structures and / or funds domiciled in the country. The Brexit has created a major challenge for Luxembourg, as the country will have an opportunity to attract a maximum of the British market players as a consequence to the decision taken on 29 March 2017.

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How curiosity leads to continuous improvement? StarTalers’ vision about the future of Asset Management and Robo-Advisory

How curiosity leads to continuous improvement?  StarTalers’ vision about the future of Asset Management and Robo-Advisory

The Robo-Advisor market is getting more competitive showing the increasing interest from both institutional and retail clients for this alternative investment solution.

In the US market, competitors started a price war, leveraging on ETFs to benefit from favorable costs structures and maximized diversification in a profitable way. But here in Luxembourg it is worth noticing that competition is much more about proposing unique value and qualitative solutions.

This article was previously published in AGEFI Luxembourg by Marie-Charlotte Renaux, Margaux Rudnicki and Frederic Lorain, consultants at Initio. We propose you to read the full version.

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Will The Money Market Fund Regulation Help Mitigate Run Risk ?

Will The Money Market Fund Regulation  Help Mitigate Run Risk ?

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008 the banking sector started to deleverage in order to comply with ever stricter capital and liquidity requirements imposed by the Basel Committee. Benefiting from the shift towards market-based sources of financing, shadow banking intermediaries such as money market funds were subjected to greater scrutiny as their credit intermediation role drastically increased within the global financial system in general and the euro area in particular.

As the classical bank credit contracted, the shadow banking sector acted as a buffer for the real economy by providing companies and governments with an alternative solution to secure short-term financing by spreading their risk exposure. Nonetheless the growing role and concentration of this less regulated sector and its ever-tighter links to the financial system raised some concerns amongst regulators.

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