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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.
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.
Battle Royal or Just a Misunderstanding over PRIIPs Past Performance?
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Manager of FE fundinfo, on the growing chasm between the regulators and Better Finance (a European body representing savers and investors), and the European Commission and MEPs on the most heavily criticised section of KIDs - performance ratios.
The timing of changes to PRIIPs KIDs?
The European securities regulator ESMA has delayed the deadline for responses to its consultation on technical standards on the provision of investment services and activities by third-country firms by four weeks from the end of March to 28 April.