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The Impact of Regulation on Document Production for Asset Managers

By James Hoey Regulations

Over recent years, various pieces of European wide regulation impacting asset managers have come into force causing waves of change throughout the industry.
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Q&A with FE Global Funds Registration Director, Martin Neason

By James Hoey

Following the acquisition of GFR (Global Funds Registration) by FE earlier in 2017, we spoke to Martin Neason, Director at FE Global Funds Registration (GFR), to find out how he and his team work with their clients on a daily basis. We asked Martin about the challenges of cross-border funds’ registrations, Europe’s regulatory landscape , and the impact that Brexit may have on FE’s clients.


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What next for PRIIPs KIDs?

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

The day has now arrived and KIDs are required for sales of all PRIIPs to retail customers. Many of those involved to date may finally be exhaling after holding their breath for the last few months ahead of the deadline over the festive period.
But don’t think it’s all over just yet!

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FE Invest: 2018 Fund Watch List & Asset Class Views

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

  • 2018 Fund Watch list: Woodford Income, Jupiter Absolute Return and Allianz Strategic Bond
  • 2017 takeaway: Don’t follow herd mentality
  • House view on UK equities and corporate bonds more positive heading in to 2018
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Will PRIIPs and MiFID II be the Grinches who steal this year’s Christmas?

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

Now December is upon us, we are counting down to PRIIPs and MiFID II in days, rather than weeks or months.

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Updated PRIIPs Q&As

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

Nine new questions are included in the latest version of the PRIIPs Q&As, published on 20 November, including a new section with a couple of questions on Multi-Option Products (MOPs).

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Lure of Absolute Returns remains despite underperformance

By James Hoey

As the name suggests, Absolute Return funds are meant to deliver positive returns in all market conditions. So, have they been meeting their objectives?

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European Working Group issues guide to completing EMT

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

Having successfully delivered, after lengthy negotiations, the European MiFID Template (EMT) for the fund industry to provide the product data to populate customer reports under MiFID II, the European Working Group (EWG) has issued guidelines to help fund groups with the population of the EMT.

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The impact of MiFID II and PRIIPs changes on UCITS

By Mikkel Bates Regulations

MiFID II and PRIIPs may have been “just around the corner” forever, but we are now in the last quarter before both come into force at the end of the year.  And that three-month deadline may be creating a justified feeling of panic.

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The importance of having clean data and how to achieve it

By James Hoey

One of the biggest challenges a fund house faces in the modern day, apart from their investment strategy, is trying to ensure that their data is accurate, clean and reliable. Amongst others, challenges include meeting regulatory guidelines, reputation management and supporting the sales team.

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