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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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
Fund managers from some of the UK’s leading groups have been added to the coveted 2020 Alpha Manager Hall of Fame, an elite list of fund managers recognised by global fund data and technology provider, FE fundinfo.
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.
To win over and accommodate millennials, wealth management firms and fund managers need to run to keep up in order to adapt not only their product ranges and advisory approaches, but also their marketing methods and business models – while staying at the forefront of technology. Learn more how FE fundinfo can help Fund Distributors and Fund Managers build innovative websites and fund centres with state of the art Digital Solutions.
Despite more model portfolio providers entering the market and the prediction of demand from advisers plateauing, it seems that the requirement for greater transparency of charges from MiFID II has accelerated the trend for investment outsourcing.