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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blowball With Seeds Flying To The Sky

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    May 23, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Partnerships between fund managers and third parties in the distribution ecosystem are on the rise. In this four-part audio series, Killian Lonergan shares his insights on the key trends and how to manage the complexities involved.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Pace of Investor Demand for ETFs Accelerates, Closing the Gap with Other Investment Products

    • Investor Services
    In our ninth annual ETF survey, we examine how investors are selecting and utilizing ETFs in their portfolios.
  • Sunrise over planet Earth, view from space
    February 04, 2022
    • Investor Services
    In this edition of In Focus, we provide a comprehensive list and breakdown of 2022 local law changes impacting tax rates, documentation, and market procedures, as well as the newly ratified DTATs and protocols that result in a tax rate impact to our clients.
  • Rock climber clinging to a cliff
    January 27, 2022
    • Investor Services
    There is no time like the present to take stock in what has been a dramatic start to the year for capital markets. This article looks at what volatile market conditions, a hawkish shift in central bank policies and a refocus on fundamentals will likely mean for securities lending in the year ahead.
  • Tile for FXQ1 2022: Global Liquidity Taps are Closing
    January 26, 2022
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists highlight the key factors driving global economies.
  • Railway junction-Railroad tracks in blue background
    December 02, 2021
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • earth futuristic technology abstract background illustration
    November 23, 2021
    • Investor Services
    A plan to reform the international tax system and charge multinational enterprises a minimum tax rate has taken a significant step forward with its endorsement by OECD and G20 countries. BBH’s Global Tax Services highlights what clients need to know.
  • Walking in a moulin tunnel, just like walking in a crack.
    August 02, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists highlight the key factors driving global economies.
  • Midyear-Securities-Lending-Outlook
    July 29, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In the second half of the year we expect securities lending focus to shift back to the fundamentals, buoyed by continued reopening of world economies.
  • The Cayman Islands Flag. Flag with a beautiful glossy silk texture
    • Investor Services
    In this edition of InFocus, we answer some frequently asked questions related to new rules that certain Cayman entities must comply with in order to meet obligations under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).
  • Paris cityscape; Eiffel Tower
    June 29, 2021
    • Investor Services
    ESMA's recently released Annual Report covers several areas of focus for regulators in the next few years to come. Here, we break down the top 10 things to know about the future of ESMA.
  • Landscape of Guilin, Li River and Karst mountains. Located near Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China.
    • Investor Services
    As part of our eighth annual ETF Survey, we broke out Greater China respondents to outline the emerging trends in usage, selection, and demand for exchange-traded funds in the region.
  • video zoom of Adrian Whelan and Lata Vyas
    June 08, 2021
    Adrian Whelan sits down with Lata Vyas to discuss the latest development in the ELTIF and how it is finding ways to make private markets available to a broader market.
  • Humanoid robots dressed as businessmen
    June 02, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Regulators are reviewing how gamification and other tech led sales techniques sit within their Regulation Best Interest framework after the recent Robinhood/GameStop events. Here, we discuss their considerations.
  • Symbols for international currency.
    May 24, 2021
    • Investor Services
    More and more asset managers are reviewing operational functions like Currency Hedging and reassessing how they are managing their programs following some of the highest market volatility in years. Here, we explain some critical aspects for consideration.
  • A man and a woman doing pullups on the same bar in a gym
    May 10, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought the topic of operational resilience to the top of the agenda for regulators worldwide. Here, we sum up some of the common areas of focus among the open operational resilience regulatory assessments and how they are influencing policymakers' actions going forward.
  • ETF + Securities Lending in spotlights on brick wall
    May 04, 2021
    • Investor Services
    A growing number of ETF issuers are turning to securities lending programs as a way to increase revenue, mitigate costs, and counteract downward pressure on fees. In this Exchange Thoughts article, we explore the pivotal role ETFs are playing in the securities lending market.
  • acronym word cloud on light blue background
    May 04, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is one of the hottest topics in asset management, and just the start of many acronyms thrown around regularly. Here we discuss the latest ESG acronym: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, or CSRD.
  • Group of participants in an obstacle course climbing a pyramid obstacle
    April 29, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The ability to easily “passport” funds across E.U. borders is a great attraction for asset managers. Here, we discuss the regulations of European Passporting and some of the obstacles that are no longer in the way.
  • Close-up of eagle on US one dollar bill
    April 23, 2021
    • Investor Services
    FAQs on New U.S. Withholding Tax Rules on Transfers of Interests in Publicly Traded Partnerships.
  • FX Quarterly Newsletter using image of green traffic lights
    April 22, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists explore the upbeat global economic outlook as the U.S. eyes a return to normalcy. We also provide our outlook on developed and emerging markets in Q2 2021.
  • Blue squares on a white background
    April 21, 2021
    • Investor Services
    We surveyed private and universal banks on their thoughts about how their approach to business has changed due to working remotely and the future going forward. The survey key findings highlight the challenges, the response, and how we all see new ways of working post-pandemic.
  • Pile of colorful sticky notes with hand drawn question marks. It is a seamless background which was created with adhesive note papers.
    April 16, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In the final part of our three part series on fund liquidity, we focus on the recently published report from European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on its study of UCITS liquidity risk management.
  • Question mark shape cut out in a white post-it-note on a blue gradient background
    April 14, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In Part Two of our three part series on fund liquidity, we focus specifically on European Money Market Funds.
  • Yellow post-it-note pinned to a board with 'What if?' written on it
    April 12, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In Part One of a three part series on fund liquidity, we discuss the important “what if” questions regulators are posing currently.
  • Europe from space at night with city lights showing European cities
    • Investor Services
    We explain more about ELTIF funds and how Europe is refining them to become future leaders in the E.U. fund landscape through an informative infographic.
  • Two men shake hands in front of British flag and European flag
    April 06, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Despite certain points of tension across the asset management industry in the lead up to Brexit, overall things have been pretty calm in the wake of the “divorce”. Here, we discuss the latest Memorandum of Understanding and what it could mean for the industry.
  • Signpost in the mountains pointing way to mount everest b.c., Khumbu glacier and prayer flags, Everest area, Nepal
    March 29, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The first phase of the E.U.’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) focused on adherence to the E.U.’s ESG agenda, representing the industry’s arrival at basecamp. We outline the three remaining challenges as the focus now turns to the detailed SFDR RTS and Taxonomy alignment.
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    ETF Innovation Continues to Open Doors for More Dynamic Investing

    March 08, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In our eighth annual ETF Survey, we outline the emerging trends in usage, selection, and demand for exchange-traded funds.
  • Vinyl records with colorful labels on colorful background.
    March 01, 2021
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • 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.
  • blue background with globe
    January 29, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In this edition of In Focus, we provide a comprehensive list and breakdown of local law changes impacting tax rates, documentation, and market procedures, as well as newly ratified Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties (DTAT) and protocols that result in a tax rate impact to our clients.
  • Helping hand with the a sunset sky
    January 27, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The recent 2020 U.S. election results bring new reasons to contemplate significant legislation and policy changes that will shape industry growth trends for the next decade. Could private markets be a source for post-COVID recovery?
  • Cover photo with wooden jenga blocks on a background of timber and Foreign Exchange Outlook for First Quarter 2021 written at the top.
    January 14, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists highlight the key risks driving global economies, including the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the transition to a new administration in the U.S. We also provide our outlook on developed and emerging markets in Q1 2021.
  • Exchange Thoughts, BBH's ETF Newletter
    January 14, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In a year defined by uncertainty, ETF growth continued unabated. In this Exchange Thoughts article, we reflect on the major ETF themes of 2020 and highlight what to expect in 2021.
  • Rays of sunshine breaking through a cloudy sky
    December 15, 2020
    • Investor Services
    Unprecedented, resilient, and exhausting have all been words that have characterised this challenging year. While the long lasting effects of the pandemic on the global economy has yet to be determined, there is a feeling that we are moving into the next phase of the crisis with investors increasingly refocusing on the fundamentals of their investment decisions. We look at the key drivers in our 2021 Securities Lending Outlook.
  • C-Suite Asset Manager Survey cover
    December 08, 2020
    • Investor Services
    50 senior executives shared their thoughts on 2020’s unique challenges and the future of asset management
  • 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.
  • Exchange Thoughts - The Rise of Listed and Unlisted Share Classes
    November 09, 2020
    • Investor Services
    Thanks to evolving regulatory policy in Europe and Hong Kong, more asset managers are considering adding unlisted share classes to their ETFs. We lay out the top considerations for launching unlisted share classes on existing ETFs.
  • Cover of Foreign Exchange Magazine Quarter 4 2020 with marble
    October 14, 2020
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists take a deep dive on the key risks driving global economies, including the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming US election. We also provide our outlook on developed and emerging markets in Q4 2020.
  • Close up of glasses on blurry city background. Clean vision concept. 3D Rendering
    August 07, 2020
    • Investor Services
    The hallmark of a well-functioning anti-money laundering program (AML) is a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities. We explore how fund boards and asset managers can mitigate risk in an increasingly complex operating environment.
  • Foreign Exchange Outlook newsletter cover
    July 30, 2020
    • Investor Services
    In the latest FX Quarterly, our strategists take a deep dive on the key risks driving global economies, including the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming US election. We also provide our outlook on developed and emerging markets in Q3 2020.
  • Railway junction-Railroad tracks in blue background
    August 21, 2019
    • Investor Services
    This edition of Exchange Thoughts, in partnership with K&L Gates, discusses the regulatory, business, and operational considerations for turning a mutual fund into an ETF.

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