The ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to cause significant impact to people’s lives, businesses, and the wider economy. It is first and foremost a global health and safety issue but its recent impact on global financial markets has been substantial. Financial … Continue reading Regulators Respond to COVID-19
New legislation, which expands on one existing law and introduces another, aims to solidify the Cayman Islands as a leading domicile for global investment funds by aligning its investment fund regulatory regime with other jurisdictions. Here, we break down what … Continue reading Cayman Enhances Oversight of Investment Funds
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration within asset management is a global phenomenon. That’s putting it mildly: recent investor interest has spurred a flurry of fund launches across the globe, with firms adding 525 new “socially conscious” funds in 2019, … Continue reading EU ESG Rules: Pack Leader or Lone Wolf?
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, regulators globally recognized a need to reduce risks by ensuring that firms set rules of behavior for their staff and monitored their actions on a regular basis. The UK introduced some of the … Continue reading Long Range Regulation: The Global Reach of SM&CR
A number of high-profile fund suspensions last year, coupled with the forthcoming European Securities Market Authority (ESMA) Liquidity Stress Testing Guidelines set for September 2020, were strong indicators that the thorny issue of fund liquidity would be high on European … Continue reading Fund Liquidity Continues to Define European Regulatory Agenda
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Standard Life Aberdeen’s Chief Risk Officer, Gareth Murphy, and Regulatory Developments and Relationship Manager, Christine Brentani, to discuss the key issues and trends shaping the global regulatory landscape in 2020. What … Continue reading In Conversation with Standard Life Aberdeen