With Brexit firmly back in the news headlines, it is worth revisiting this thorny subject and focus on the impact on asset managers and their respective products. Since the initial vote, Brexit has been a storyline fraught with ambiguity, uncertainty, … Continue reading Brexit: When is a UCITS not really a UCITS?
As the Brexit sands of time tick down, we enter perhaps the most crucial week in the process thus far, and agreement on withdrawal plans between the EU and UK remains elusive. Many expect a delay is the most likely … Continue reading Big Brexit Week: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?
With less than 45 days until the UK leaves the EU, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has increased, following the failure to secure political approval for the Withdrawal Agreement. With ongoing political divergence and time running out, asset managers … Continue reading Dot the i’s and cross the t’s: Are you prepared for a no-deal Brexit?
If 2018 was a year of regulatory recalibration, 2019 will focus more on high level regulatory themes rather than detailed specifics. 2019 will be a year where global regulators assess certain common strategic themes impacting global investors. In no particular … Continue reading Financial Regulation in 2019: Tech and Brexit Spur Action
Despite a lack of mega-regulation, between Brexit, new ETF rules, and increasing investor protections, 2018 had plenty of action for global asset managers. Continue reading 2018 Financial Regulatory Review: A Flurry of Activity
After 18 months of tough negotiations, we are nearing the end of the Brexit debate phase. Or are we? The ‘meaningful vote’ in UK parliament originally planned for Tuesday, December 11, has been deferred with no firm date scheduled for it to take place. Here are the possible scenarios as well as a discussion of what all this means to asset managers. Continue reading Delayed Brexit Meaningful Vote: Key Points for Asset Managers