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The distribution of funds around the world has created complex and extended chains of banks, private banks, insurers, wealth managers, discretionary wealth managers, fund platforms and independent financial advisers (IFAs), all of which expect to...

Posted on: 11 Sep, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Regulation including MiFID II, MiFIR and EMIR, with its introduction of mandatory central counterparty clearing and derivative reporting, all present challenges for financial institutions.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Tactical regulatory firefighting has distracted banks from their long-term strategic shift to an enterprise view of data. Mark Holland, Partner at and co-Founder of business transformation consultancy Holley Holland, explains how looming issues...

Posted on: 08 Sep, 2015
Posted in: Feature

With the consultation period for the EMIR review being at an end, ESMA has weighed in at the eleventh hour and given an indication of the changes they propose the Commission make to the regulation as it currently stands.

Posted on: 28 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

You could be forgiven for thinking the term “emerging manager” carries some Darwinian connotations in today’s market. It certainly is no easy feat to survive, let alone thrive, in an increasingly complex and often threatening environment....

Posted on: 19 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Fund managers must devote sufficient resources and ensure they have their Annex IV - the regulatory report required under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) - fully prepared well-ahead of the next submission deadline so as...

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

The appetite for alternative UCITS funds continues to grow amid institutional investor demand and regulatory uncertainty around the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

With the new MiFIR / MiFID2 reporting requirements about to hit the reporting firms, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Reporting clients are confused as to what the main differences between MIFID1 and MiFID2 are, what will change after the...

Posted on: 10 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

David Bailey, group head of marketing at private equity fund administrators Augentius, has warned that the proposed liberalisation of the rules governing the distribution of alternative investment funds (AIFs) in the European Union (EU),...

Posted on: 07 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

A recommendation by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to grant Guernsey a 'third country' passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has been welcomed by the Island's funds sector.

Posted on: 05 Aug, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

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