regulation

Jan 11, 2016

RegulationsAsset managers have been warned that failing to spot where fund regulations overlap with regulations for other kinds of investment products could lead to spiraling costs.

Dec 23, 2015

The past two years have seen a spate of consolidations among asset managers, particularly in the boutique space. David Stevenson finds out why.

It’s a tough market for asset managers. Not only does the current barrage of regulation mean greater costs, but clients are also putting pressure on fees. For smaller players without economies of scale, additional costs can eat into profit margins.

Though some firms have looked to partner up or sell, forced sellers of asset managers are rare – though arguably Legg Mason’s acquisition of...

Dec 23, 2015

As we move towards 2016, firms across the financial industry will be setting out their budgets and plans for the year ahead – and it seems clear that market infrastructure, new regulations and tax changes will play a bigger role than ever in influencing and shaping that planning process. 

BNY Mellon’s current regulatory timeline includes no fewer than 20 changes between 2015 and 2019, with an increased concentration in activity during 2016 and 2017. Our own annual EMEA Tax and Regulatory Forums are an opportunity
not only to share our understanding of
...

Dec 23, 2015

Carlos Samaniego is the assistant vice-president at Banco General Valores in Panama. As part of our Investec Global Distributor Insight series, in association with Investec Asset Management, he speaks to Funds Europe about Central American distribution.

How has the investor landscape changed over the past five years in Latin America?

Within Central America and markets like Panama and Colombia, the biggest change is that local players, both investors and investment managers, are much more open to international...

Dec 23, 2015

Funds Europe brought together two authorities on India for a head-to-head discussion on Modi’s reforms, corruption in government and the sustainability of growth. Chaired by George Mitton in London.

Praveen Jagwani

Chief executive, UTI International Private

Amul Pandya

Head of business development,

Ocean Dial Asset Management

Funds Europe: What is the outlook for the Indian economy in the year ahead? Do you think a growth rate of 7%-plus is sustainable?...

Dec 23, 2015

By Phillip Caldwell, Global Head of Cross-Border Pooling Product, Northern Trust

Dec 22, 2015

Safety netIndustry bodies are adamant that securities lending by asset managers does not pose a systemic risk to the market. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at their arguments.

Dec 22, 2015

BarberLynn Strongin Dodds looks at some of the major regulatory developments that affect those involved in securities lending, including rules about shadow banking and ‘haircuts’.

Dec 22, 2015

Bringing together funds industry specialists and custody banks that offer lending programmes, Funds Europe discusses recent market developments, including volumes and revenues in the Ucits business.

Dec 22, 2015

WindfallThe collateral transformation market has yet to attract fund managers but imminent regulatory deadlines and a need for cash may yet entice them, finds Nicholas Pratt.

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