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  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 26, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The Fed’s nonchalance regarding rising yields is noteworthy; The ECB continues to jawbone rising yields; if actual bond purchases can’t stop yields from rising, mere jawboning will have little lasting impact; France and Spain gave us the first snapshots for February CPI; Japan data came in better than expected; BOJ Governor Kuroda stressed steady policy to parliament; Australia yields continued to rise despite RBA intervention; BOK also joined in the bond purchase action to stabilize rising yields; India reports Q4 GDP data
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 25, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The main event will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will continue to roll out; the rise in US yields hasn’t yet had a significant impact on the corporate bond market, but outflows from high-yield ETFs are picking up
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 24, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The main event will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will continue to roll out; the rise in US yields hasn’t yet had a significant impact on the corporate bond market, but outflows from high-yield ETFs are picking up
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 23, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The main event will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will continue to roll out; the rise in US yields hasn’t yet had a significant impact on the corporate bond market, but outflows from high-yield ETFs are picking up
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 22, 2021
    • Investor Services
    US Treasury yields continue to march higher, increasing concerns about the potential impact on other assets; we suspect the bond market is keeping a close eye in President Biden’s relief package; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will continue to roll out
  • wooden bridge going over water through the trees
    February 22, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Regulators must choose to boldly embrace the new, or cautiously cling to existing ways when it comes to direct retail access to mutual funds.
  • planet earth from space with sun rising
    February 21, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Emerging Markets this week.
  • car driving down country road blur
    February 21, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Developed Markets this week.
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 19, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The global increase in longer-dated yields continues; US surveys for February will continue to roll out; Canada reports December retail sales
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 18, 2021
    • Investor Services
    •January retail sales data may have been a game-changer; really, data this week have been pretty much everything a dollar bull could ask for; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will continue to roll out; weekly jobless claims data will be watched closely; FOMC minutes are worth discussing
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 17, 2021
    • Investor Services
    January retail sales data will be the US data highlight; January PPI data will also hold some interest; some cracks may be starting to appear; FOMC minutes will be released this afternoon; Canada reports January CPI
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 16, 2021
    • Investor Services
    With the impeachment trial over, Congress turns its attention back to the stimulus package; the US curve continues to steepen to new highs; January retail sales data tomorrow will be key for the dollar’s near-term outlook; Fed manufacturing surveys for February will start to roll out
  • planet earth from space with sun rising
    February 14, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Emerging Markets this week.
  • car driving down country road blur
    February 14, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Developed Markets this week.
  • Rodeo competition tournament, sunset background.  poster cowboy and lasso on the horse
    February 14, 2021
    Money market funds are an area under ongoing intense scrutiny ever since the 2008 global financial crisis. Delve into the SEC’s Ten Recommendations for U.S. Money Market Funds.
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 12, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Weekly jobless claims data are worth discussing as they suggest labor market stress is ongoing; Treasury completed its sale of $126 bln in total coupon debt this week; the CBO forecasts a wider budget deficit for 2021
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 11, 2021
    • Investor Services
    January CPI came in lower than expected; Treasury will sell $27 bln of 30-year bonds; weekly jobless claims data will be watched for signs of improvement
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 10, 2021
    • Investor Services
    January CPI data will be the US data highlight; Treasury will sell $41 bln of 10-year notes; January budget statement will draw some attention;
  • planet earth from space with sun rising
    February 09, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Our take on the latest drives for EM Asian markets.
  • U.S. $100 banknotes closeup.
    February 09, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Reports suggest President Biden is likely to push through much of his aid proposal without Republican support; high yield corporate bonds are extending their rally; US Treasury will sell $58 bln of three-year notes
  • Close-up of folded dollar-bills
    February 08, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The U.S. curve continues to steepen to new highs; market appetite will be tested this week with heavy UST supply; inflation expectations continue to rise in the U.S.
  • video chat with Adrian Whelan and Julia Vergauwen
    February 08, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) is the important first, big step in a longer E.U. ESG journey to enshrine sustainability across the entire E.U. asset management sector. Lingering questions remain about many of the disclosure requirements and fund classification process as the March 10th deadline nears.
  • planet earth from space with sun rising
    February 07, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Emerging Markets this week.
  • car driving down country road blur
    February 07, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Here's a look at the main drivers in Developed Markets this week.
  • Building with Flag on top of it
    February 04, 2021
    • Investor Services
  • Two dollar bills folded up like arrows
    February 03, 2021
    • Investor Services
  • Dollar sign combined with a rocket
    February 02, 2021
    • Investor Services
  • Frosty winter morning. Bright winter sun shine on hoarfrost on grass through alone tree. Panoramic view on winter sunrise.
    February 01, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Relationships between E.U. policymakers have become a little frosty as some important regulatory deadlines draw near.
  • Close up of Benjamin Franklin on the 100 dollar bill with financial graphs in front of him
    February 01, 2021
    • Investor Services
  • car driving down country road blur
    January 31, 2021
    • Investor Services
  • Biden Administration: Regulatory Areas to Watch (Part 2)
    January 27, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In Part 2 of our OnTheRegs Biden Administration blog, we will expand on specific areas of rulemaking we will likely see at the SEC and how U.S. Asset Managers will be impacted.
  • A large school of identical orange goldfish, and one black one.
    January 18, 2021
    • Investor Services
    We highlight the differences and similarities between U.S. and E.U. Regulators.
  • A person’s sneaker on the finish line of 2020 and starting line of 2021 marked on the track.
    January 11, 2021
    • Investor Services
    We highlight what to expect this quarter and recap Q4’s key regulatory developments.
  • Sunset over the water with clouds and ocean
    January 07, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Many industry commentators have marked ELTIF off as an EU policy failure. Recently, there has been several new ELTIF launches by major market players triggering lively industry debate about the future of ELTIFs, which may be more promising than before.
  • Red pushpin on a map.
    December 21, 2020
    • Investor Services
    We delve into two of the key frequently asked questions from the “Dear Chair” CP86 letter that were raised across the industry.
  • Macau bridge, the longest bridge of Asia
    December 14, 2020
    • Investor Services
    In June 2020, authorities in China, Hong Kong, and Macau announced the launch of the Greater Bay Area Wealth Management Connect with the intent to facilitate cross-border investments for residents within the Greater Bay Area.
  • A person standing on a peak of a mountain and the sky and clouds above
    December 07, 2020
    • Investor Services
    Recently, ESMA published its final report on guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and Retail Alternative Investment Funds. Read the guidelines here.
  •  a green inch worm on a leaf
    November 30, 2020
    • Investor Services
    We continue to track the progress of the Irish Investment Limited Partnership Bill (ILP Bill) through its voyage, this week it took a couple of significant and most welcome policy steps towards its conclusion.
  • Five people's hands giving a thumbs up.
    November 22, 2020
    • Investor Services
    There remains both skeptics and widespread debate on how to achieve environmental goals as well as the pace of change as competing priorities remain. However, in the cacophony of 2020, it appears that in the sphere of asset management at least everyone broadly agrees that sustainability will remain a key driver for the foreseeable future.
  • Stormy sky over a field with a sunny sky off in the distance.
    November 16, 2020
    • Investor Services
    NAV oversight, validation, and contingency plans for unexpected disruptive events had been a high priority of regulators long before the onset of the global pandemic. Now, the increasing new expectations from regulators is adding a layer of personal liability to those who help oversee NAV Production.
  • Two chess pieces one with UK flag and one with EU flag facing eachother on a chess board.
    November 09, 2020
    • Investor Services
    As we approach the conclusion of the Brexit transition period, several key regulatory areas remain uncertain. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently moved to make decisions which aim to fill in some of the remaining gaps on the Brexit regulatory puzzle.
  • A paintbrush on a piece of wood that is incomplete but painted half blue.
    October 19, 2020
    • Investor Services
    Brexit is certainly rising in minds of asset managers, regulators, and investors as we reach the impending conclusion of the transition period on 11.00 p.m. (GMT) on December, 31. Despite having certain contingencies and accommodations already in place, several uncertainties remain as the UK and EU continue to wrangle over a deal to govern their future relationship.
  • Hourglass timer with sand
    October 05, 2020
    • Investor Services
    We highlight what to expect this quarter and recap Q3’s key regulatory developments.
  • Sun shining through the woods
    October 02, 2020
    • Investor Services
  • Forest of evergreen trees.
    September 17, 2020
    • Investor Services
    While investors look to the sustainability of their investment portfolios, asset managers must also look to the sustainability of their own business model and product offerings and ask themselves whether they are building walls or building windmills as the winds of change rise.
  • Wooden cube block shape with sign question mark symbol on wood table
    September 14, 2020
    • Investor Services
    With Brexit firmly back in the news headlines, it is worth revisiting this thorny subject and focus on the impact on asset managers and their respective products.
  • A person’s hands with gloves on examining a slide under a microscope lens.
    September 07, 2020
    • Investor Services
    Access to market data is more central to the asset management business than ever before. Now, the costs that managers must pay to obtain this information is being brought to focus.
  • coins stacked on table with three yellow stars on blue curtain
    August 17, 2020
    • Investor Services
  • Planet Mars of brown moon with rocket going toward it with words europe's mission to mars eu esg regulation
    July 07, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
  • close up of calendar on the table with push pins
    July 06, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
  • Rules and regulation wooden stampon white background
    June 15, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
    • Investor Services
  • Rain coming down on a blue umbrella
    March 30, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
  • Downtown Georgetown overlooking Caribbean sea
    March 11, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
    2020 Global ETF Investor Survey Key Findings: ETFs Continue to Chart a New Path.
  • A collage of images featuring bridges, ocean, splitting wood, wind turbines
    January 06, 2020
    • Global Regulatory Team
  • Four squares with pic in each, flag, rope, building and ceiling
    September 30, 2019
    • Global Regulatory Team
    We highlight what to expect this quarter and recap Q3’s key regulatory developments.
  • greenbackground with sign that reads mason hayes and curran
    June 10, 2019
    Brexit. Fintech. ESG. Culture. ETFs.
  • Subway turnstiles
    April 08, 2019
    • Investor Services
    With China making great strides to liberalize its financial markets, it’s no surprise that foreign investors are keen to join the party. While asset managers found a relatively easy path to acquiring Chinese equities using a solution that goes through Hong Kong, buying Chinese onshore bonds had proved a tougher challenge. No longer.
  • 8 squares with a variety of images, city, flag
    April 01, 2019
    • Global Regulatory Team
  • picture of the sky at night with stars
    March 18, 2019
    • Global Regulatory Team
    • Investor Services
    While OnTheRegs primarily sticks to asset management regulation, BBH is also a leading servicer of global banks. This week, we break from asset management to focus on an area of the market which has vast consequence for investors and asset managers, who of course, each use banks.
  • hourglass with yellow stars
    March 11, 2019
    • Global Regulatory Team
    • Investor Services
    As the Brexit sands of time tick down, we enter perhaps the most crucial week in the process thus far, and agreement on withdrawal plans between the EU and UK remains elusive. Many expect a delay is the most likely option at this point, but what happens next remains up in the air. There are a series of UK parliamentary votes set out for this week which will dictate Brexit’s conclusion.