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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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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
  • ""
    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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    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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    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
  • ""
    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.
  • ""
    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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    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.
  • Postcard collage from London in England, United Kingdom
    September 01, 2022
    The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened a public consultation which seeks to reshape the rules around marketing of Long-Term Asset Funds (LTAFs) to allow access to a wider group of retail investors and pension schemes.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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