Regulation

Are asset managers preparing for a no-deal Brexit?

By Elliot Burr on September 25, 2018
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The March deadline for Britain’s definitive exit from the European Union is looming, but how is the state of asset management fitting into the grand scheme of things? We’ve recently released a report on the topic…

Benchmarking should help, not hinder, transparency

By Robin Powell on July 3, 2018
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Benchmarking is part of modern life. Whether you’re deciding on a school for your child or a hospital for your operation, comparing holiday packages, or checking that you’re not overpaying for gas or car insurance, you…

Don’t let Brexit derail fund transparency

By Robin Powell on June 11, 2018
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With the countdown ticking on Britain’s exit from the European Union, huge attention is being given to what it all means for the City of London. This, of course, is only right. The City is a…

What the big names are saying about the DOL rule

By Carolyn Marsh on June 4, 2018
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With the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule in purgatory via court ruling and President Trump’s call for a review of the rule, investors are looking ahead to the SEC’s newly proposed code of conduct rule….

GDPR: The Final Countdown [VIDEO]

By Alexandra Filippova on April 16, 2018
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Marketers, it’s now only a month until GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation gets rolled out May 25th 2018, a rule which organisations have been aware of for some time, or have they? In this short…

Wherever there is change there is opportunity: a CTO’s view

By Sam Shaw on April 3, 2018
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Kurtosys spoke recently with Matthew Oakeley, chief technology officer at Investec Asset Management about the dangers of believing technological hype, how regulation may be a necessary evil but it shouldn’t define your business as an asset…

Why content is the new data for financial marketers

By Robin Powell on January 23, 2018
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For the last 20 years or so, financial marketing has been all about data. Companies have devoted huge time and resources to gathering information about their clients and prospects, and, for most firms, marketing operations have…

MiFID II: The Saga Continues [Video]

By Alexandra Filippova on January 17, 2018
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3 January 2018 saw the implementation date for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). After years of work, financial firms faced a last-minute dash at the end of 2017 to finalise their compliance…

FCA platform inquiry poses new threat to fund marketers

By David Prosser on December 28, 2017
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Having spent years sticking it to the banks, City regulators have shifted their sights to other areas of the financial services sector in recent times, with fund managers in particular feeling the hot breath of the…

The Future of Asset Management: Savvy Investor’s Top White Papers

By Andrew Perrins on October 23, 2017
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“The Industry is Evolving…” In recent months, some great white papers have been released which examine the evolution and the future of asset management. The impact of technology, regulation, demographics, and Brexit, are all external forces,…

How Will MiFID II Affect US Asset Managers?

By Alexandra Filippova on August 9, 2017
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It’s the regulatory news that is on every institution’s metaphorical lips: MiFID II or, in its full glory, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (II). Indeed, this behemoth of European Union legislation has been the basis…

Asset managers, is it time to monetise compliance and tax?

By David Prosser on August 2, 2017
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Asset management firms have some catching up to do – research continues to show an industry that lags behind the rest of the financial services sector when it comes to using data and analytics technologies. One…