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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How is an automation crusade in depositary services arming leaders with the tools to reduce complexity and manually intensive processes in alternatives investing? We explore new technologies that are underpinning this efficiency revolution and their potential to transform the industry.
Now in its second edition, this guide by BBH and K&L Gates assesses regulatory, business, and operational considerations for converting a mutual fund to an ETF and presents a case study of a recent switch.
As the U.K. embarks on its post-Brexit regulatory journey, ESG is an area of policymaking where the rules are being framed to be similar but not the same as those of the E.U. These areas of divergence will occupy many asset managers’ minds as they look to compare and contrast rulesets, writes Adrian Whelan.
The U.S. Department of Labor has taken a significant step towards the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in pensions management. BBH’s Adrian Whelan sets out how the proposed rule reverses previous barriers to investment.
Established in 1985, the UCITS fund structure is two years older than Rick Astley’s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Ever since, investors in Europe and beyond have never given up on UCITS. We explain with a selection of the "greatest hits" from UCITS funds.
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