Regulation

Fund managers still charging end clients for research despite FCA clampdown

Almost three quarters of UK investment firms have taken little or no action to revise the way in which they purchase research using dealing commissions despite the recent clampdown by the Financial Conduct Autho

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
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MiFID II research costs will disproportionately impact smaller managers

Requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) stipulating fund managers must pay for research through their management fee as opposed to equity commissions will adversely impact smaller firms.

Posted on: 27 Oct, 2014
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Firms should consult MiFID II for insights into AIFMD reverse solicitation rules

Firms seeking to rely on reverse solicitation to attract EU capital under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) should refer to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) as the text makes passing reference t

Posted on: 27 Oct, 2014
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TriOptima unveils product to assist firms in pairing of reported OTC instruments under EMIR

TriOptima has announced that its triResolve service, a portfolio reconciliation tool, could help financial insti

Posted on: 24 Oct, 2014
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Solvency II will facilitate retreat from alternatives by insurers, says UBS/PwC study

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
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SEC could introduce financial competency exams to determine accredited investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to change the definition of accredited investor either by increasing the income or net worth threshold, or by introducing financial competency examinations in what could make it harder for sma

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2014
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ESMA likely to force primes to segregate AIF and non-AIF assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
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Regulators must take preventative not reactive approach to mitigate CCP failures

Global regulators and financial institutions should focus on preventative rather than reactive measures to mitigate the knock-on effects of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) running into difficulty if one of its clearing members defaults

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2014
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FICC seeks regulatory approval to offer clearing in tri-party repo market

The Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) is seeking regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Reserve to provide centralised clearing for the $1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market.

Posted on: 15 Oct, 2014
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GAIM Ops: Asian fund passporting schemes could threaten UCITS

A source close to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), the Irish regulator, has said fund passporting schemes in Asia could facilitate reduced access for UCITS managers to investors in the region.

Posted on: 10 Oct, 2014
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