Chief Technology Officer Ronan Brennan visited the popular TSAM conference in Boston this month where he chaired the regulation and compliance stream – in this series of five blogs he outlines some of the key issues he discussed with attendees. It’s clear to me that firms that have adopted a strategic approach in their response…

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This is the fifth in a series of blogs on the drivers of change in asset management in 2015 – in this blog we look at the increasing demands of investors and how it is shaping the industry we work in.

The volume of demand from clients is not only constantly increasing, but the variation of requests and the inherent complexity of each one also continues to grow.

If you’re one of the many managers rushing to get into the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) authorization queue, you will be acutely aware of the many challenges that the directive imposes from a reporting perspective. Unfortunately, being aware of a problem does not mean you have an appropriate operating model to tackle said…

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The introduction of the Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) with UCITS IV was a major milestone in European fund regulation. With KIIDs we finally had a move toward standardization of pre and point-of- sales collateral, although the regulator was keen to point out that KIIDs were not marketing documents. There was also a veritable feeding…

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For many asset managers, calculation of their assets under management (AUM) is a complex, intricate problem – probably best summarized in one word as a “struggle”. Why so? Surely you just get the list of all your funds and accounts and tot up the individual AUM for each portfolio and hey presto we have our…

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As published recently in TabbFORUM Understandably, regulators are now focussed very firmly on managing market stability and ensuring the industry is treating investors fairly. From the “Know your product and know your client” perspective, asset managers and more specifically their distribution wings have to be seen to market and sell product that is specifically appropriate to…

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The AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Managers) Directive, which is focussed on improving transparency in the alternative investments market place, is coming soon. ESMA published its final technical advice on the 16th of November 2011, with the deadline for transposition into national law happening in July 2013. Getting ready for AIFM requires managers, and to a lesser extent…

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For those of you who missed the recent webcast on regulation and its impact on data management strategies in the investment fund world, it is available for playback here…