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Read the latest news and insights from our industry experts.

AMX and DWS develop new pooled funds service that allows pension schemes to express stewardship preferences

Press Release, 01 February 2021

Announcing a new pooled funds service from AMX and asset manager DWS, in conjunction with Minerva Analytics and Northern Trust, that lets pension schemes actively engage in stewardship.

EU equivalence rulings are changing how dividend withholding tax applies to institutional funds

Aaron Overy and Kevin Duggan, 16 June 2021

Too many institutional investors still pay more dividend withholding tax (WHT) than they should on their investments. AMX research found that UK DB Pension schemes alone risk losing more than £200m a year because they are not investing in tax efficient fund structures. Aaron Overy and Kevin Duggan describe why it’s important to consider fund level tax relief as well as the tax status of the underlying investor.

Why are Sovereign Wealth Funds still paying dividend withholding tax – despite being tax immune?

Aaron Overy and Kevin Duggan, 08 June 2021

Some of the world’s largest investors, although immune or exempt from local taxes, are paying unnecessary dividend withholding tax (WHT), with the resulting tax drag adding up to a substantial amount of lost value. Aaron Overy and Kevin Duggan explain.

Is your Management Company (ManCo) selection due diligence and governance meeting the expectations of the regulator?

Nicola Gerety and Larry Morrissey, 17 May 2021

Nicola Gerety and Larry Morrissey explain why it’s important to take the time to ensure your proposed third-party ManCo will meet your needs both now and in the future

KASH is King: Can Covid teach us anything about learning?

Jonathan Greenwold, 29 April 2021

By radically changing our working environment and practices, Covid has shown that how we work is just as important as what work we do, with implications for our wider approach to learning. Here, AMX’s Jonathan Greenwold explores the relevance to post-pandemic working life of the educational acronym ‘KASH’ - Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Habits. 

Five questions with Versor Investments

16 April 2021

We spoke with DeWayne Louis, co-founder of ARP Investments, now rebranded as Versor Investments, to learn how partnering with AMX has allowed his firm to remain focused on its strategy, even during unprecedented market volatility, and is helping Versor expand its investor pool across geographies.

Helping pension schemes fulfil their stewardship responsibilities

Stuart Sergeant, 09 April 2021

Pension schemes are under increasing pressure from regulators and members to integrate sustainable investment practices. Stuart Sergeant explores how pension funds can better fulfill their stewardship responsibilities.

Liquidity Solutions: AMX offers all clients new access to a range of GSAM Money Market Funds

Michael Robinson, 06 April 2021

Michael Robinson from AMX and Graham Whitworth from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) highlight how AMX has entered an innovative partnership with GSAM to offer clients access to a range of GSAM’s Money Market Funds (MMFs) at pre-negotiated rates.

5 questions with AXA Investment Managers

25 March 2021

We asked Sebastien Proffit, Solutions Strategist at AXA Investment Management, about the use of a long-term credit fund and AXA IM’s experience of working with AMX.

Spotlight on our six Designated Persons

02 March 2021

We asked our six designated persons to share a bit about their experience and areas of responsibility.

Are your Unit-Linked Funds utilising the best tools for their liquidity balances in 2021?

Michael Robinson, 24 February 2021

In the second of our articles looking at the FCA’s 2019 governance review, Michael Robinson, FIA considers ways for insurers to diversify liquidity investments in a low interest rate environment for their unit-linked funds.

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