The growth of online gaming continues at a feverish pace. Fortnite is the latest viral gaming sensation and it’s not mere child’s play. It is big business underpinned by hard-nosed sales principles, some of which are highly transferable to asset management. Continue reading Fortnite and Asset Management: More Similar Than You Think
EY hosted their annual ETF Roadshow conferences last week in Dublin, London, and Luxembourg. Given the popularity of ETFs across the global asset management industry, the sessions were “standing room only.” I was fortunate to be a panelist in both Dublin and London. Here are my some of my highlights. Continue reading Conference Quick Take – EY ETF Roadshow 2018 Dublin & London
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
Luxembourg recently released a set of rules concerning governance arrangements of management companies. This has been an evident regulatory trend as Ireland and the UK previously made similar announcements. Here’s what UCITS and AIFMD management companies need to know. Continue reading Luxembourg Governance Rules – Are You on Board?
More than a year in the making, the CBI issued revised ETF policy decisions in the form of the “CBI Feedback Statement.” The much-anticipated statement provides the ingredients to increase greater efficiency and product innovation in the rapidly growing ETF market. Continue reading CBI Feedback Statement Provides Ingredients for New ETFs
Regulators, politicians, and asset managers have divergent views on PRIIPs cost disclosures. However, it is essential that they close out this long-standing debate to avoid disrupting the UCITS ecosystem. Continue reading Unruly KIDs Could Spoil UCITS’ Well-Kept Garden