The 'Luxembourg 2019 – Special Report' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Brexit boosts PE business in Luxembourg as institutional demand for funds continues

Brexit boosts PE business in Luxembourg as institutional demand for funds continues

As institutional investors have been increasing allocations to real assets, driven by the persistent low yield environment, the appeal of private equity (PE) has inevitably been on the rise. Luxembourg has become the European epi-centre of this burgeoning industry as its reputation for quality and service precedes it.

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Data demand drives asset servicers towards technology

Data demand drives asset servicers towards technology

As the private capital markets develop further and regulation continues to increase, asset servicers shoulder growing reporting and supervisory burdens on behalf of their clients. As a result, an automated technology solution to manage the sheer volume of data needed to invest in this area can provide operational efficiency and also allow for more cost effective investment by limited partners (LPs).

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Back office servicers move up the chain

Back office servicers move up the chain

Fund administrators are moving up the chain into middle office and portfolio management functions as they broaden their services to offer more holistic support to their asset management clients. The success of this is currently reliant on a strong human relationship between administrators and fund managers. However, as the alternatives industry moves to more standardisation, technology will play a greater role in helping fund administrators provide a superior service to their fund management clients.

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Why technology is key

Why technology is key

By Andrew Frost (pictured), Lawson Conner, & Justin Partington, IQ-EQ – Enhanced due diligence, including Know Your Customer (KYC), when completing complex acquisitions of businesses or assets is not only a basic expectation under current Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, but also makes commercial sense for all parties involved.

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A practical approach to regulation

A practical approach to regulation

The swathe of transparency disclosures required by new and upcoming regulation has been putting pressure on private equity firms. However, PE managers can work with pragmatic and knowledgeable law firms to understand exactly how the rules apply to their particular situation and consider whether there is a basis for limiting disclosure about their business and their investors.