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Regulatory requirements for Fund Managers on the increase in Asia
To help Fund Managers and Distributors fulfil their obligations under the new rules from the Hong Kong SFC, FE fundinfo is currently collecting this data from Fund Managers and supporting them in disseminating their regulatory data and documents to Fund Distributors via data feeds to help them demonstrate suitability.
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.
Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance confirms mutual recognition of UK-domiciled funds until end of 2020
The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has ruled that UK regulated companies will be allowed to continue operating within Italy at least until the end of 2020.
European regulators consult on PRIIPs KID contents
On 16 October, the Joint Committee of European Securities Authorities (ESAs) published consultation paper JC-2019-63 on amendments to the Regulatory Technical Standards, EU/2017/653, that set out the contents of PRIIPs KIDs.
European funds given ‘no deal’ Brexit ISA and CTF warning
EU-registered funds held in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) and Child Trust Funds (CTFs) face the prospect of disqualification from these vehicles, unless they sign-up to the FCA’s Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) by 30th October.
Will PS18/8 see the end of the “ACD beauty pageant?”
With a recent article in the Financial Times (paywall), the debate around the management of the Woodford Equity Income Fund has broadened out to include the actions of the Authorised Corporate Director (ACD), a role very few outside the industry know anything about, but one that is very important nonetheless.
European MiFID Template v3 - A work in progress
The European MiFID Template (EMT) has been used to transfer target market and costs and charges data from fund groups to distributors since January 2018. Having gone through a few iterations during development, the original version has not changed since it came into use over 18 months ago.
Preparing for Assessment of Value reports
The outcomes from the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study (AMMS) are changing the ways fund groups work and even the way they are structured, all in the name of acting in investors’ best interests and delivering better outcomes for them.