Industry Insights

German interest rate could boost your fund market shares

2020 was quite a year, bringing huge challenges to the asset management industry, and beyond. Now, here we are in 2021 and optimism is in the air…especially for German investors! The story so far Back in 2018, the German Investment Tax Act (GITA) was completely revamped. It lightened the complex tax reporting that funds (and therefore asset managers) were en […]
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The bright side: positive M&A trends for 2021

A marked upturn in European dealmaking over recent months, as well as progress made on vaccine distribution, have given dealmakers cause for optimism in 2021 As we look ahead, a combination of mid-market resurgence, technology and consolidation driven acquisitions, and private equity (PE) firms’ pressing need to deploy dry powder are all expected to fuel M& […]
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Electric vehicle taxation: who’s leading the pack?

Incentives for a greener future When we think about the future, fighting global climate change features high up on our list of priorities. As part of the 2016 Paris Agreement, most European countries are on board and working towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the government efforts seen up until now focus on mobility decarbonization (ac […]
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What the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement means for data protection and privacy

The newly implemented EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Trade Agreement”) brings change to many facets of life. As we adjust to these new developments, we would like to bring one particular area to your attention: the impact the Trade Agreement has on data protection and privacy. From the current interim period, to changes that went into immediate effe […]
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2020 ALFI REIF Survey: Luxembourg real estate funds success story continues

This article has been written together with Pierre Kreemer. What a year...For many of us, our most challenging year yet. It’s finally behind us and now, here we are in 2021 with a fresh opportunity to set goals and intentions for the next 12 months, as well as a chance to look back and reflect on the year that was. Don’t worry, we’re not here to talk […]
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Privacy, please: 5 things we learned from the CNPD 2019 Activity Report

Privacy and the protection of sensitive data remain a hot topic and a top priority for organizations across the globe. In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield, privacy concerns and challenges for businesses are at an all time high. The CNPD (National Commission for Data Protection) has recently published its 201 […]