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    February 22, 2024
    • Investor Services
    In our first FX outlook of 2024, BBH strategists are sharing the major themes continuing to impact the market, the road ahead for China’s recovery, and global impact of 2024’s "Year of the Vote."
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    February 21, 2024
    • Investor Services
    BBH presents its 2024 Fund Distribution Outlook, which discusses how asset managers around the world are adapting their distribution efforts to a challenging fund-raising environment, regulatory changes, and technological advancements.
  • February 16, 2024
    • Investor Services
    Adrian Whelan assesses global regulators’ rapid responses to tech disruption, geopolitics and volatility, where industry differs in opinions on the changes, and the importance of seeing both sides to promote growth and safety in capital markets.
  • February 16, 2024
    • Investor Services
    Adrian Whelan, Global Head of Market Intelligence, recently sat down with Amy Matsuo, Principal and Leader, Regulatory Insights at KPMG, to discuss the main SEC regulatory drivers for the U.S. market in 2024.
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    February 09, 2024
    • Investor Services
    We’ve partnered with K&L Gates to revisit the current state of mutual funds to ETF conversions and identify the next step for the industry.
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    February 02, 2024
    • Investor Services
    Demand is expected to remain concentrated in key sectors and specific names until interest rate policy changes, writes Rob Lees.
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    January 25, 2024
    • Investor Services
    We break down the latest updates on the T+1 Settlement transition and provide insights from our conversations with clients, industry groups, consultants, and peers.
  • Abstract digital circles
    December 22, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As the T+1 deadline approaches, BBH’s Ricky Ellis analyzes the important FX workflow decisions managers have made, the solutions that are taking shape, and the challenges that lie ahead.
  • ""
    • Investor Services
    With increased competition and growth of ETF products, BBH's Tom Poppey, Antonette Kleiser, and Tim Huver discuss why managers are increasingly turning to securities lending as a core piece of their investment programs.
  • ""
    December 19, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As industry prepares for U.S. T+1, BBH’s Ted Suda, Yoshifumi Nakajima, and Chris Pigott share the major impacts and considerations facing firms in Asia.
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    December 13, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The final U.K. sustainability disclosure rules display flexibility and pragmatism for ESG rulemaking as well as a potential shift to greater convergence between the U.K. and E.U.
  • SEC Headquarters building in Washington DC
    December 12, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The SEC’s final rules for private fund advisors bring a new level of investor transparency and are highly likely to shake up current practices.
  • ""
    November 16, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Active ETFs show little sign of slowing down, as 82% of investors intend to increase or maintain their exposure to active ETFs. Chris Pigott, Eamonn O'Callaghan, and John Hooson highlight where the opportunities and benefits are for asset managers considering active ETF launches.
  • City of London office buildings at dawn
    November 06, 2023
    • Investor Services
    In the immediate aftermath of Brexit, the continued access of UCITS funds to U.K. retail investors became a primary concern. While temporary measures were employed, the FCA said it would soon consult industry on a permanent solution.
  • World map with all states and their flags
    November 03, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As the global tax landscape continues to evolve, let’s take a closer look at the major changes and developments impacting our industry.
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    October 30, 2023
    • Investor Services
    In our latest FX quarterly, strategists share the key considerations for global markets following recent volatility, BRICS expansion and the road ahead as markets looks to restabilize.
  • Abstract stream information with circles array and binary code
    October 23, 2023
    • Investor Services
    With some in the industry downplaying the impacts of the upcoming settlement shift, it’s important to consider the facts behind the myths.
  • Slinky photographed with gels and continuous lighting
    October 13, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Before asking the EU to greenlight the revised ELTIF 2.0 rules by January 2024, ESMA considers industry feedback on what will make it a success. Here’s our take.
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    September 26, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The ESG disclosure regime has had a significant impact on funds in Europe since implementation in March 2021. Now, policymakers are reassessing.
  • Artificial intelligence connected to a network of icons: problem solving, decision making and productivity concept
    September 19, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As emerging technology levels the competitive playing field, the right blend of AI and human intelligence will help firms achieve effective innovation.
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    September 14, 2023
    • Investor Services
    A deep dive into the downstream impacts of T+1 on the ETF ecosystem and how participants should be preparing to support primary market activity.
  • Glowing Network Connections.
    August 22, 2023
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Amy Morris explains how the transfer agent’s AML/Sanctions program can help the fund and asset manager mitigate risks effectively while providing a best-in-class experience for their investors.
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    August 17, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Let’s look at the rapid growth of the ETF market and debunk the five most common misconceptions holding asset managers back.
  • Network of pins and threads in the shape of many interconnecting speech bubbles symbolizing social dialog
    August 02, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The EU Commission’s Retail Investment Strategy is a behemoth set of policy revisions to revise and revamp EU regulated investment funds. However, one specific proposal has attracted vast industry commentary.
  • European Union Flags in Strasbourg
    August 02, 2023
    • Investor Services
    With 35,000 funds and €12 trillion of assets in scope , any substantive changes to the UCITS framework are usually worthy of asset managers’ attention, writes Adrian Whelan
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    July 24, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Amid market volatility and greater divergence in capital markets, securities lending revenues will be granular and targeted to a concentrated set of opportunities, writes Rob Lees.
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    July 18, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Amid sighs of relief that mandatory swing pricing and intermediary support of floating NAVs haven’t made the final cut, groans about the work to do to adhere to MMF rules can also be heard.
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    July 14, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As access to private markets funds broadens, alternative asset managers must adapt to a new ecosystem where simplification and investor education about access routes are key. BBH’s Lata Vyas spoke on the topic at FundForum and shares further insights.
  • FXQ3 2023: Proving Forecasts Wrong
    July 12, 2023
    • Investor Services
    In the second FX quarterly of the year, strategists examine how the major investment themes that held at the beginning of the year have been proven wrong.
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    June 27, 2023
    • Investor Services
    A look at how an expanding product platform and investor use are driving growth.
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    June 26, 2023
    • Investor Services
    With news headlines about listed and unlisted share classes ramping up, here’s what managers considering these structures should know.
  • ""
    June 14, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Making tactical decisions at the expense of more strategic approaches would be a missed opportunity. Keith Haberlin shares how to optimize your operating model for shorter settlement cycles.
  • ""
    May 31, 2023
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Tom Poppey and Rob Lees look at the changes that asset managers should prioritize and how they can use the race to T+1 to gain an edge.
  • Advisor using KPI Dashboard on virtual screen
    May 08, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Learn how BBH thinks about building digital services and experiences for clients.
  • A Flying Through Digital Data Web Spy Tunnel, digital nodes and connection paths
    May 02, 2023
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Denise Mak and David Weibe explain how the transfer agent, as a natural extension of the asset manager’s operating model, can facilitate an investor experience that is key to enabling growth.
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    Audio series

    April 28, 2023
    • Investor Services
    More fund managers are using many third parties to distribute their funds. In this audio series, BBH’s Head of Distribution Intelligence, Killian Lonergan, shares insights on how to navigate the complex ecosystem and joins industry specialists to take a closer look at the key areas of concern.
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    April 17, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Ricky Ellis, Head of BBH FX Sales EMEA, assesses the impact of U.S. T+1 on the FX market and key considerations for asset managers.
  • ""
    April 10, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The impacts of shortened settlement cycles in the U.S. are critical to asset managers and banks globally. What can you do now to prepare for the change?
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    • Investor Services
    A look at a decade of evolution and product innovation in ETFs, and how investors are selecting and utilizing the expanding ETF toolkit to meet market shifts.
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    March 28, 2023
    • Investor Services
    The goal of the European Long-Term Investment Fund to provide much needed funding for small and mid-cap private companies has not been met yet, but a redesign could change that, write Holly Gardner and Adrian Whelan
  • Neon globe star orbit shiny light
    • Investor Services
    Starting a transformation program can be daunting, but with the right formula organizations can deliver real business value.
  • ""
    March 20, 2023
    • Investor Services
    As the world watches the U.S. market plan for a T+1 cycle for securities settlement, other countries are assessing similar moves. BBH is working with clients to help them optimize their global operating models and support their readiness for this major industry shift.
  • Advisor using KPI Dashboard on virtual screen
    March 08, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Jim Tessmer, BBH’s Head of Digital Product Strategy, sits down with Dave Cowing of NovusNorth to discuss how BBH considers building digital experiences for clients.
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    March 07, 2023
    • Investor Services
    Industry specialists share what firms need to do to prepare for the adoption of a new messaging standard, as well as the downstream benefits and impacts.
  • Dynamic wave of glowing particles
    March 06, 2023
    • Investor Services
    For asset managers, ensuring that their distribution, the experience they give to their clients, and their product diversification are fit for operating in a new environment is critical. At the inaugural BBH Insights Exchange event, industry experts discussed challenges that firms may face and how they can adapt.
  • FXQ1 2023: What WIll Steer Rates in 2023?
    February 03, 2023
    • Investor Services
    In 2023’s first FX quarterly, strategists examine the Fed’s pivot and China’s reopening. Here is a synopsis of what is included in this quarter’s outlook.
  • ""
    December 15, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Participants in our latest webinar heard that to retain and attract investors, it is critical that a manager aligns its people, policies and procedures to support its ESG principles.
  • Future ready. Now.
    November 11, 2022
    • Investor Services
    The future of financial services is a story of two races: a race to automate for scale and resiliency, and a race to attract the best human capital. Winning strategies recognize that success needs both.
  • ""
    November 08, 2022
    • Investor Services
    What’s needed before a region with 41 trading exchanges and 31 settlement infrastructures can consider a shorter settlement cycle?
  • ""
    October 25, 2022
    • Investor Services
    The U.K.’s Long Term Asset Fund initiative could be a strategic solution for pension schemes amid future volatility.
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    October 13, 2022
    • Investor Services
    As an outlier in a world of rising interest rates, and as investment behaviour evolves, Japan offers a growing opportunity to Western asset managers eyeing the ¥2,023 trillion* household savings market. BBH’s Japan team shares how they can best access that opportunity.
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    October 12, 2022
    • Investor Services
    As the world watches the U.S. market plan for a T+1 cycle for securities settlement, others are assessing similar moves. BBH sets out the main process areas in the securities trade lifecycle that will be impacted by shorter settlement cycles and what you need to do now to prepare.
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    September 26, 2022
    • Investor Services
    What is now needed to meet the next generation of ESG investors? Adrian Whelan unpicks the title of a session at Sibos, where he will be speaking next month.
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    Currency Forecasts

    August 31, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Our Currency Strategy experts offer their predictions for currency performances for both Major and Emerging Markets.
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    Major Markets Global Overview

    August 31, 2022
    • Investor Services
    High food and energy prices continue to squeeze households globally. Aggressive monetary policy responses and shrinking real incomes have increased global recession risks. Indeed, more and more signs of recession are piling up.
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    August 31, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Our Currency Strategists set out what the geopolitical and macro-economic landscape means for major and emerging markets in the third quarter
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    Emerging Markets Global Overview

    August 31, 2022
    • Investor Services
    For much of the first half of this year, high interest rates and rising commodity prices helped these currencies outperform their emerging market peers. However, broad-based dollar strength has slowly but surely eaten away at those EM FX gains and this is likely to continue as the Fed remains on its aggressive tightening path.
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    August 23, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Banks, asset managers and insurers operating in the EU will be subject to new rules intended to boost the security and resiliency of the financial sector. Adrian Whelan maps out what asset managers need to know.
  • Illuminated staircase
    August 03, 2022
    • Investor Services
    As the investment landscape in Japan continues to evolve, BBH Relationship Manager Tomoko Kenny asks SMTAM's David Semaya how his firm is addressing three global themes and how Western asset managers can enter this market with the help of industry partners.
  • Spanish dictionary out of focus with area in focus by magnifying glass. Presbyopia. Older people
    July 26, 2022
    • Investor Services
    In September 2022, the final phase of the regulation on posting and collecting collateral as initial margin for OTC derivatives takes effect and will mainly impact the pension fund and traditional asset manager community. Derek Coyle discusses the scope of the sixth and final phase of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR).
  • July 21, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Capital and macro markets continue to present market participants and policymakers with a complex and dynamic environment that requires their flexibility to adapt. BBH’s securities lending team provides a mid-year assessment and outlook for H2 2022.
  • Aerial view of heavy truck on a narrow twisting road
    July 20, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Managers and distributors are increasingly obligated to engage investors on their ESG appetite. Adrian Whelan sets out the MiFID II Sustainability Preferences and other factors that firms should consider.
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    July 11, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Nick King, Head of ETFs at Fidelity International, heeds the findings of the BBH ninth annual global ETF investor survey.
  • Cricketers playing in a cricket match

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    June 28, 2022
    • Investor Services
    The Network Forum Annual Meeting took place in person, for the first time since the pandemic, at London’s famous cricketing venue, The Oval, to assess new opportunities and risks and how to navigate seven major industry developments. Janet Du Chenne and Sinead McIntosh report.
  • Drone view at windpark westermeerdijk a windmill farm in the lake IJsselmeer the biggest in the Netherlands
    June 24, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Simo Liu sits down with Adrian Whelan to discuss three ESG themes including global taxonomies, corporate governance and point of sale rules.
  • Cropped image of an unrecognizable businessman pulling out his empty pocket
    June 13, 2022
    • Investor Services
    With the curtailment of trading in Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian securities, fund liquidity is high on asset managers’ agendas. BBH’s Adrian Whelan addresses some of the key questions around use of side-pockets for UCITS funds.
  • A photo of Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong
    June 10, 2022
    • Investor Services
    A BBH-hosted webinar examined the key components influencing a successful UCITS distribution strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Businessman shaking hands together in corridor
    June 09, 2022
    • Investor Services
    At IMpower FundForum in Monaco, participants zoomed in on the democratization of private assets and the role of service partners, technology, and innovation in driving future growth.
  • Dark stylish speedometer with needle moving to the year 2022
    June 07, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Post-pandemic concerns and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have not deterred investors from flooding into exchange-traded funds. At FundForum, BBH’s Antonette Kleiser shared highlights of our recent Global ETF Investor Survey.
  • Aerial View Of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
    June 01, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Following the May 2022 announcement on product eligibility details of ETF Connect scheme, issuers can now plan product and distribution strategies for the burgeoning Greater China ETF market.
  • Close up image of gear stick
    • Investor Services
    Asset managers are facing increasingly rigorous regulatory scrutiny and fast paced technological change as they continue to grapple with market shifts. So when IMpower’s FundForum event called on senior industry leaders to share their collective experience and wisdom, they readily gathered to discuss the next phase of evolution. BBH's Janet Du Chenne reports on the main themes.
  • tea plantations sunset
    • Investor Services
    2022 marks our fifth annual survey of ETF investors in Greater China where we highlight emerging trends in usage, selection, and demand for ETFs in the region.
  • male hand squeezes a sponge for washing with water and drops fall down concept on a light blue background
    April 27, 2022
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists highlight the key factors driving global economies.
  • Landscape of beautiful sunset in the desert. View of high sandstone hills and dramatic cloudy sky
    April 27, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Regulatory reporting proposals could have significant consequences for private fund advisors, writes BBH’s Adrian Whelan.
  • Futuristic portal or tunnel
    April 25, 2022
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Adrian Whelan looks at three significant points from the SEC’s recent proposals for new cybersecurity related rules.
  • Abstract technology background, big data digital  line wave business concept
    April 11, 2022
    • Investor Services
    With new technologies accelerating financial services’ digital transformation, BBH’s Cameron Jack and Janet Du Chenne attended FinovateEurope and report on the fundamental changes since the pandemic and evaluate the roles of incumbents and fintechs in setting the future direction of travel.
  • Aerial view green forest foliage summer warm sunlight. Natural green background.
    March 31, 2022
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Adrian Whelan looks at the primary proposals from one of the most significant U.S. climate related policy actions to date and the practical implications for asset managers.
  • Top view of the intersecting freeway road overpass at the eastern outer ring road of Bangkok, Thailand
    March 29, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Regulations are an inevitable part of any cross-border fund distribution strategy, but the way in which firms adapt to them often dictates whether they help or hinder their European fund distribution models. BBH’s Killian Lonergan looks at three regulatory themes and the approaches that could spell success.
  • European Flag in black and white

    Revisiting the Past: Alternative Funds

    February 09, 2022
    • Investor Services
    New revisions to the European Long-Term Investment Fund remove many of the regulatory and structural impediments managers face when utilizing them currently and place them neatly into the EU regulated fund structure toolkit, writes Adrian Whelan.

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