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2021 Global Fund Management Regulatory Outlook
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Manager at FE fundinfo, reflects on the regulations that did and did not go to plan this year in light of the global pandemic, and how the fund management industry is placed to face new regulatory changes in 2021.
Celebrating three-years of the Responsibly Managed Portfolios
This week marked the third anniversary of FE Investments’ Responsibly Managed Portfolios. Launched in 2017 when ESG solutions from discretionary managed portfolio providers were in their infancy, the range is designed to offer a pragmatic balance between managing risk and returns, while investing for good. FOR ADVISER USE ONLY
Reconnecting, remarketing & retargeting - Mergers & Acquisitions in asset management
It’s not a revolutionary move when a business participates in a merger or company acquisition. With the aim of strengthening their distribution reach and growing AUM, we see market movements like this in the fund management industry regularly.
You can’t manage what you can’t measure
Selecting your client’s investments is just the beginning of your work as their adviser. Arguably, the greater and more time-consuming part of the process is in the monitoring and review of their portfolios to ensure they are progressing towards their chosen financial goals.
Spotlight on the Italian Fund Market
Italy is becoming an increasingly attractive market for both Italian and non-Italian investors alike and is a growing area of interest for all aspects of the fund ecosystem, from fund managers, to distributors, to intermediaries and the end investor. Find out more about the current situation and challenges of the Italian fund market.
The European product family has another KID on the way
Following the publication in 2019 of the Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) Regulation, the European pensions regulator, EIOPA, recently issued draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) setting out the instructions for a PEPP key information document (KID).
Interconnectivity – a competitive advantage now, a necessity for survival tomorrow
The financial services industry has not been immune to technological advances though it has been slower to catch up, particularly in fund management. These days, all financial services businesses should be focused on their place within the industry and how they are connected to other companies.
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.