CBI Outsourcing Paper – Another Critical Piece of the Global Oversight Puzzle

The CBI’s latest discussion paper highlights a trend in regulator interest and oversight of outsourced activity by asset managers and other financial firms. The paper turns up the heat on those responsible for overseeing an increasingly complex and globally dispersed supply chain of data and operations. Continue reading CBI Outsourcing Paper – Another Critical Piece of the Global Oversight Puzzle

EU Pension Project has a PEPP in its Step

The Pan European Pension Product (PEPP), expected to launch in 2020, is intended to make a large-scale, portable, and cost-efficient retirement savings product available throughout the EU. The PEPP forms a critical sub-set of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) which is the principal policy initiative aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe’s markets. Continue reading EU Pension Project has a PEPP in its Step

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Hong Kong – UK Mutual Recognition Deal Creates New Opportunity for Asset Managers

Hong Kong just signed its fourth mutual fund recognition agreement with one of its longest and closest trading partners – the UK. At the same time, Brexit is compelling UK asset managers to look beyond European borders for opportunity. For these reasons, the excitement around this arrangement may be justified. Continue reading Hong Kong – UK Mutual Recognition Deal Creates New Opportunity for Asset Managers