The 'Amsterdam Fund Services in Focus 2021' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
By A Paris – The outlook for growth in the Amsterdam financial services industry is optimistic, driven by the Brexit fallout, an increased need for political stability and access to a diversified support eco-system which can help alternative asset managers thrive.
There is growing familiarity with Dutch hedge fund structures among investors which has been driving the jurisdiction’s fortunes as a continental alternative to Luxembourg and Ireland. Service providers in Amsterdam are welcoming this progress while also being discerning in their approach.
As sustainability regulation ramps up in Europe, the ESG reporting requirements for asset managers and their products are due to increase sharply. Although new regulations are due to come into force in March 2021, there is still significant uncertainty around what managers will be expected to do. In this changing environment, it is a time for service providers to offer new forms of support to the asset manager community.