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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following dramatic market volatility events, the U.S. post-trade industry is deftly mobilizing to move securities settlement cycles to T+1. Adrian Whelan and Derek Coyle explore why shortening the U.S. settlement cycle is so significant to asset managers globally.
Plato is credited with famously saying “necessity is the mother of invention”. This phrase couldn’t be more appropriate for the European Union’s capital markets as they head into 2022. Olena Pochekaylo explains why.
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.
With a growing focus in asset management on retail investor access to less liquid alternative investment funds, the U.K has mobilized the Long-Term Asset Fund (LTAF). Lata Vyas and Andrew Ritchie explain why 2022 could be a big year for this special purpose investment vehicle.
As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursues an agenda more aggressive than we have seen from the market watchdog in decades, its leader must find a delicate balance between fostering market growth and innovation with investor protection principles.
BBH’s Adrian Whelan sat down with Amy Matsuo, Principal and Leader of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Regulatory Insights at KPMG, to discuss the main regulatory drivers for the U.S. asset management market in 2022.
Financial institutions have had a lot on their plates in bidding farewell to the most popular interest rate benchmark. Sinead McIntosh assesses industry progress in moving away from LIBOR to alternative risk-free rates and the extent to which it will consume the regulatory agenda in 2022.
As regulation harmonizing how central securities depositories in Europe operate continues to evolve, it’s impact will likely be felt by all participants in the post-trade chain in 2022 and beyond, write Sinead McIntosh, Derek Coyle and John Siena.
Martin Moloney, Secretary General of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, talks to BBH’s Adrian Whelan about the key issues and trends shaping the global regulatory landscape in 2022.
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.
Amid new rules for cross-border funds in Europe, BBH’s Killian Lonergan sets out the gamechangers for distribution and how fund managers are partnering with external providers in their distribution efforts
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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