Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are tightening liquidity rules for investment funds with the primary focus on whether or not fund portfolios can keep their promise of daily liquidity to their fund investors at all times. We have … Continue reading Top Down, Bottom Up: The Topsy-Turvy World of Fund Liquidity
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) are a triumvirate of EU regulators representing the securities market, insurance, and banking and collectively oversee the EU financial sector. For several years, the ESAs have been working to frame a suitable investor disclosure regime … Continue reading EU Regulators Answer Industry’s PRIIPs Call
“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” Winston Churchill Today should have been Brexit Day. … Continue reading Another Brexit Day Has Come and Gone – What’s Next?
With less than a year to go before the September 2020 deadline for Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) implementation, industry participants such as intermediaries, asset managers, brokers, and financial institutions are asking “How do I prepare?” While our earlier … Continue reading Shareholder Rights Directive II: Improving Corporate Governance of Listed Shares in the EU
Asset managers today are faced with an overwhelming quantity of data. The paradox for many managers is that as the avalanche grows, clients and regulators are increasingly keen to look at the data on a much more granular level than … Continue reading Regulation Further Propels Asset Managers towards Digital Transformation
Since 1956, perennial international song competition Eurovision has been one of the longest running and most watched non-sporting television events in the world. Eurovision has also helped to launch international singing superstars like ABBA and Celine Dion. One of my own … Continue reading Eurovision for Funds Not Sweet Music for Non-EU Managers