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Why trusted data belongs in the cloud

The cloud is not just a fast and cost-efficient means to address the short-term, large-scale storage needs of financial institutions. Handling trusted data in this way is a powerful tool in the search for alpha....more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018 - Issue 7

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A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s statement on the implementation period for Brexit; the requirement for firms...more

UK Authority Considers Competition Issues Arising From the Provision of Investment Consultancy Services and Fiduciary Management...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has published the third in a series of working papers on specific aspects of its market investigation into the supply and acquisition of investment consultancy services and fiduciary...more

Capital markets off to a flying start in 2018

Capital markets are off to a strong start in 2018, matching the optimism found in our recent Deal Makers Sentiment Survey. Matthew Toole, Director, Deals Intelligence, Thomson Reuters, recently spoke with IFR (International...more

Gauging the impact of Trump’s China trade dispute

President Trump’s trade dispute with China is causing investors, analysts and corporates to seek meaningful information around tariffs and their impact....more

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Enter the Board Room

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[co-author: Mark Newberg, Director of Impact Strategies] Recently, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, took a noteworthy step in an open letter he wrote to the CEO’s of all publicly traded...more

MiFID II best execution: Are firms ready for RTS 27 and 28?

Having met the initial demands of MiFID II, financial organizations are now dealing with the directive’s best execution requirements under regulatory standards RTS 27 and 28. What do they need to know?...more

2018 ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference Summary

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Ropes & Gray’s memorandum summarizing the 2018 ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference sponsored by the ICI and the Federal Bar Association is available above. The Conference included sessions that discussed the...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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AIFMD - Updated MoUs - ESMA updated its table of EEA regulators on 15 March with who has signed MoUs with non-EEA regulators, for the purposes of cross-border marketing of AIFs. Slovenia and Croatia are still to sign up...more

Next Steps in the Asset Management Market Study

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FCA publishes final rules and further consultation on outstanding remedies under its asset management market study. Key Points: ..The FCA has published a Policy Statement (PS18/8) setting out final rules and guidance...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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FCA Publishes a Closet Tracking Fund Webpage - The FCA published a new webpage on 14 March 2018, outlining its recent work on closet tracking funds. The FCA considers that closet tracking funds look like, and charge...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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ALFI Notes the Commission’s Plans to Amend the UCITS and AIFM Directives - ALFI issued a press release pointing out that they believe that a wider scope for the clarification of marketing and pre-marketing would have been...more

Direct Lending in the EU: New Regulations on Loan Origination Create High-Return Opportunities for Asset Managers

In the post-crisis landscape, stringent regulations and stricter capital requirements led banks to reduce their lending volumes. As a result, the “originate to distribute” model of corporate financing is declining, even in...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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Central Bank Updates AIF Rulesbook for Loan Origination QIAIFs - The Central Bank released on 14 March an updated AIF Rulebook with amendments in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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BaFin Publishes Interpretative Notice Regarding the Qualification of Tokens and Cryptocurrencies Offered Through Initial Coin Offerings to Investors - BaFin published its new interpretative notice on 20 February regarding...more

NIST Issues Energy Sector Asset Management Project

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the energy sector relies on industrial control systems assets to “generate, view article transmit, and distribute power and to drill, produce, refine,...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #5

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Power Company Fined for Contractor Copying Data to its Own Insecure Network - Vendor management continues to be a problem for all industries, but some are scarier than others. The North American Electric Reliability Corp....more

Powering asset management – Overcoming research unbundling

Faced with MiFID II research challenges, such as research unbundling, buy-side firms are using Thomson Reuters StarMine to ‘analyze the analysts’ and decide where to allocate spending on sell-side reports....more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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AMF Public Consultation on ICOs - The AMF launched a public consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on 26 October 2017 in order to assess how these fundraisings could be regulated. Out of the three regulatory options...more

10 regulatory insights for Canadian risk and compliance

From Anti-Money Laundering (AML) to challenges around cryptocurrencies and cybersecurity, our Regulatory Intelligence experts have identified the top 10 regulatory issues facing Canadian risk and compliance in 2018....more

Helping crypto traders cut through Bitcoin noise

Institutional interest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is rising, but how can crypto traders get data and analytics to capture market-moving sentiment? Cryptocurrencies shot to prominence in 2009 with the launch of...more

It’s All About Trust

Trusts are popular estate planning tools people use for a variety of reasons including providing for the long-term management of assets for minor beneficiaries, people with disabilities, or financially irresponsible adults....more

UK Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - March 2018 - Issue 6

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A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s approach to authorisation; action taken on closet tracking funds; proposed EU...more

Why dealmakers have great expectations for 2018

In 2017 global dealmaking surpassed expectations, with M&A above US$3 trillion for the fourth year in a row. Will 2018 also exceed expectations? ...more

Big Data and the Risks of Insider Trading

In the perennial quest for alpha, investment managers have turned increasingly to big and alternative data for market insights. The most prominent consumers of this data on Wall Street are managers of ‘‘quant’’ funds, which...more

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