PortfoliMetrix launches PROD toolkit for advisers

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 10:45

Investment manager PortfolioMetrix, has produced a toolkit for advisers yet to develop a PROD approach that will help satisfy the regulator. »

Bernard Lambeau, More Carrot

Fund prospectus study reveals wide range in quality

Mon, 18/11/2019 - 16:43

Most UCITS fund prospectuses remain sub-optimal as tools, with even seasoned professionals often finding them difficult to understand, says a recent report by More Carrot, a company specialising in document optimisation and outsourcing for asset managers.   »

Charles Stanley selects Red Deer for MiFID II research compliance

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 11:07

Charles Stanley, one of the UK’s leading wealth management firms with GBP24.4 billion in assets under management, has selected Red Deer’s Research Management solution. »

Philip Taliaferro, Broadridge

Broadridge and FundsLibrary to provide regtech solutions for European wealth and asset managers

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 10:06

Broadridge Financial Solutions, is working with FundsLibrary, a provider of digital fund data and regulatory solutions, to develop a new offering for European wealth and asset managers to address the challenges posed by MiFID II Ex-Post Costs and Charges and Solvency II. »

Martin Neason, FE Global

CSSF ‘Brexit licence’ deadline looms

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 12:16

UK fund providers have until 15 September 2019 to submit a ‘Brexit licence’ to the Luxembourg regulator to continue trading in the jurisdiction. But as Luxembourg is the one of the primary markets for UK UCITS funds, there are potentially hundreds if not thousands of funds and managers affected, says Martin Neason (pictured), Director at FE Global Funds Registration. »

Adam Palmer, ACA Compliance

Less than 2 per cent of firms are fully prepared for SM&CR, says survey

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 13:49

A survey conducted on preparation for the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime, (SM&CR) has revealed that most firms have significant work to do, as they prepare for its extension to all authorised firms on 9 December. »

Regulations

Vistra launches BVI Economic Substance Classification Solutions

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 07:00

Vistra, a global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, has launched its Economic Substance Services and Solutions, starting with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Economic Substance Classification Questionnaire designed to help clients determine the classification of their BVI company as it applies to the substance legislation. »

Jason Mitchell, Man Group

Sophisticated data analytics will give investment funds ESG edge

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 09:53

“ESG ratings and data are famously messy,” says Jason Mitchell (pictured) co-head of responsible investment at active investment manager Man Group. “If you look at the correlation among the scores of the data providers, there is in fact a lot of disagreement.” »

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