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The added value of an audit trail
With coronavirus-induced volatility hitting markets hard in February and March, many advisers found their processes under increasing strain. The FCA responded by suspending the MiFiD II 10% drop rule until October 1st and with markets showing more stability over the short term, it’s an ideal opportunity for advisers to ensure their processes are compliant and scalable.
What's the real value of Discretionary Managed Portfolios for financial advisers?
Following our recent post on the Four key things to look out for when choosing a DFM we felt it would be beneficial to take a closer look at service delivery, as invariably that’s the primary factor in the decision to outsource investment management. FOR ADVISER USE ONLY.
The more is published about them, the less clear the outlook becomes for PRIIPs and UCITS
Having flagged it up in its written statement in June, HM Treasury published a short update at the end of July on what it plans to do with the PRIIPs Regulation in the UK after the end of the transition period. The document flags three intended changes...
When is a PRIIPs RTS not a PRIIPs RTS?
The objective of the PRIIPs KID has always been laudable – give retail investors a standardised pre-sale disclosure document that is clear, understandable and not misleading and that helps them compare products that aim to help them achieve similar goals but which are structured differently.
20/20 Vision: Will active managers turn the tide?
Changes in market volatility have been aggressive and intense this year. The economic impact of Covid-19 was evident as the market dipped lower than its previous record in 2008. Whilst the favour towards passive investments is growing rapidly and appears to be a longer term trend, now is the time to turn to active management and for active managers to prove their worth.
Cross-border marketing: Managing a lack of harmonisation
Despite the passporting features of EU regulation, it seems fund managers are still finding it difficult to circumvent the apparent inconsistencies in how EU Member States apply directives relating to the cross-border fund registration, distribution and marketing of funds.