FE Managing Director Michael Holland writes open letter to ESA chairmen over proposed RTS changes

By Corporate

Michael Holland, Managing Director of FE, has today sent an open letter to the chairmen of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and to several investment trade publications.

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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Ratings Review

By Corporate FE in the media

FE supports the focus on increased transparency and the need to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.

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Commission announces 12-month delay to PRIIPs

By Mikkel Bates

At least one prediction has been right today, as the European Commission’s Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis confirmed it has recommended a delay of 12 months to December 2017 for PRIIPs KIDs at its meeting on 9 November.  This means that PRIIPs will go live at the same time as MiFID II, which was itself delayed by a year.

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Victory for Donald Trump

By Rob Gleeson News of the day

In years to come it may be that historians and political commentators look back on 2016 as the year when the rise of anti-establishment politics really began.  Whether it be the vote for Brexit in the UK or the election of Rodgrigo Duterte as Phillipine President.  All this will surely be Trumped, in every sense of the word, by the election of a billionaire reality TV star to the highest political office on the planet.  This pattern may not be ending any time soon with elections due in major economies like France and Germany next year and signs that anti-establishment parties are also polling higher than expected.

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Commission brings forward PRIIPs discussion to 9 November

By Corporate

The latest provisional agenda for the European Commission, issued on 24 October, shows that the discussion on a possible delay to the PRIIPs regulation has been brought forward from 22 November to 9 November.

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Commission “considering whether to propose a delay” to PRIIPs

By Corporate

At a panel discussion hosted by the Greens and the European Free Alliance at the European Parliament yesterday (19 October), Ugo Bassi of DG FISMA, the Financial Services directorate of the European Commission, was questioned on the timetable for PRIIPs, as the uncertainty is causing big problems and adding to costs across the industry.

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FE to host EPT breakfast briefing

By Corporate FE News

The PRIIPs regulations are set to come into effect from 31st December 2016, however, there are several uncertainties around the guidelines, especially since the rejection of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) by the European Parliament.

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How long can a fund thrive on brand and marketing alone?

By Mika-John Southworth FE in the media

First published in Investment Week, 30 September 2016

With the majority of selectors recommending the same 20% of funds, FE's Mika-John Southworth explores why 'big brand' funds continue to be favoured despite performance issues.

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FE Analytics: ‘Leading Independent Planning Tool Provider’ for 5th year in a row

By Corporate

FE Analytics has won the award for the ‘Leading Independent Planning Tool Provider’ at the Schroders’ UK Platform Awards – marking this the sixth time the planning tool has won the award since 2010.

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So the PRIIPs RTS have been rejected, but no delay on Level 1 (yet)

By Mikkel Bates

On 14 September the European Parliament, as expected, followed the lead of its Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (Econ) by voting 602 to 4 to reject the Level 2 rules as set out in the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) proposed by the Commission.

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