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Luxembourg Preferred Domicile For Cross-Border Fund Launches

State Street Corporation's latest research piece, the State Street 2018 Fund Strategy Survey, surveyed 250 asset managers globally and analysed how they are developing cross-border strategies, including the factors influencing their choice of fund vehicle, passport and domicile location. According to the survey, 64 percent of respondents are planning to launch cross-border products in the next five years. During the same timeframe, cross-border fund domiciles are also envisioned to experience accelerated growth. Just over two thirds (62 percent) of asset managers that responded to the survey plan to domicile their funds in Luxembourg, a 16-percent rise from today; 55 percent in Ireland, a 13-percent...