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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CSSF circular 20/759 shakes things up in the Board Room

In December 2020 the CSSF published circular 20/759 (an update of circular 12/552) on central administration, internal governance and risk management. It transposes (amongst others) EBA Guidelines 2017/11 on internal governance and joint EBA and ESMA Guidelines 2017/12 on suitability assessment of the members of the management body and key function holders. […]
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Resetting the learning function

The worldwide pandemic sparked fundamental changes on how business is conducted and brought new work paradigms such as remote working to the surface. Human resources (HR) management is one area that has been significantly impacted: from recruitment to onboarding, and continuous learning to performance management, the HR function has had to think fast. Rethink […]
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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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