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  • Steel brain with wires and cables. 3D illustration
    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.
  • Illuminated staircase
    August 03, 2022
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • A yield sign in dappled sunlight and set in a park during winter.  Bare trees and clear blue sky.
    • Investment Management
    As the Fed tightens monetary policy, the yield curve inverted, as it did before every recession since 1970. But does this mean a recession is imminent?
  • Spanish dictionary out of focus with area in focus by magnifying glass. Presbyopia. Older people
    July 26, 2022
    • Investor Services
    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).
  • 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.
  • National flag of United States of America dollar
    July 11, 2022
    • Investment Management
    Ranked among the highest state tax rates in the nation, it is not surprising that many residents of New York and California demand in-state bonds. The key question is whether the benefit of saving some state tax outweighs the better risk-adjusted return potential of a broader national opportunity set?
  • Chess pieces on a digital board.
    July 11, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Nick King, Head of ETFs at Fidelity International, heeds the findings of the BBH ninth annual global ETF investor survey.
  • 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.
  • Businessman shaking hands together in corridor
    June 09, 2022
    • Investor Services
    At IMpower FundForum in Monaco, participants zoomed in on the democratization of private assets and the role of service partners, technology, and innovation in driving future growth.
  • Dark stylish speedometer with needle moving to the year 2022
    June 07, 2022
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Abstract technology background, big data digital  line wave business concept
    April 11, 2022
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illustration of futuristic abstract background, particle shape of waves white color on dark blue background
    January 27, 2022
    • Investor Services
    Lata Vyas explores how managers can automate to achieve a bird’s eye view of executions across their portfolios, facilitating investor access to private market assets.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic blue particle wave. Abstract sound visualization. Flow digital structure. Mesh landscape or grid data technology
    January 20, 2022
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • Overview of Machu Picchu, agriculture terraces and Wayna Picchu peak in the background
    January 12, 2022
    2 min read
    • Investor Services
    BBH hosted a webinar of cross-border fund experts to discuss the potential of the Latin American market and provide guidance on the best ways to market and distribute to local investors.
  • 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.
  • Location marking with a pin on a map with routes
    November 18, 2021
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • Dresden old town skyline along the Elbe river with reflection during evening twilight. Germany.
    November 15, 2021
    • Investor Services
    BBH hosted a webinar of cross-border fund experts to discuss the potential of the German market and provide guidance on the best ways to market and distribute to local investors.
  • Set of Cables micro-USB to USB on light blue background
    November 08, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The new messaging standard could unlock richer data sets across cash and payments transactions. BBH’s Shruti Aggarwal and John Wallis set out what firms should consider in their migration plan.
  • Aerial view of morning mist at tropical rainforest mountain, background of forest and mist
    October 20, 2021
    • Investor Services
    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.
  • Sun beams through the cloud forest next to a partially lit Inca Trail
    October 15, 2021
    • Investor Services
    BBH’s Market Intelligence team reviews opportunities in Latin America and how best to access this promising market.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Abstract background with colorful spiral swirl lines, fiber data flow, 3d illustration
    June 24, 2021
    • Investor Services
    As asset managers and financial institutions map out the future of their business, asset servicers will play a pivotal role in driving ideal outcomes.
  • Pencil macro: To mark with a cross.
    June 21, 2021
    • Investor Services
    In this article, we explain how managers based in Greater China can look to optimize their foreign exchange process and oversight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dark blue abstract image with the map of the world in the center, made up of dots
    May 10, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Asset Managers face different challenges and have varying experiences and views when evaluating their current FX process/program. Below are some common misperceptions we’ve heard from our clients and prospects as they are about to embark on this review.
  • Futuristic 3D outline of city blocks/towers on a grid
    • Investor Services
    A recap of the recent InvestOps Virtual Boardroom 2021 conference, which brought together executives from firms with a wide variety of investment strategies, operating models and assets under management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • set of various plates of food isolated on white background, top view
    April 19, 2021
    • Investor Services
    We explain some of the top issues likely to ensure Mr. Gensler doesn’t get a whole lot of a “honeymoon period” when he takes his seat at the head of the SEC table. One thing is for certain, he starts his tenure with a full plate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Woman running on platform to catch a train
    March 01, 2021
    • Investor Services
    The recent spate of consolidation in fund platforms in Europe is raising an important question for many asset managers: are they working with the right platform or have they spread themselves too thin?
  • 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.
  • Silhouette of a cowboy on a horse with a lasso in front of a blue and orange sunset
    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.
  • Cross-walk with blurry/fast cars and pedestrians crossing through it
    February 09, 2021
    • Investor Services
    Brown Brothers Harriman and the New York Stock Exchange teamed up to create a general guide on exchange-traded fund (ETF) structures approved by the SEC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Sticky notes stuck to a wall, each note has one word written on it that relates to 'strategy'
    January 27, 2021
    • Investor Services
    We need to change how we talk about data. As an industry, we should reject a focus on or investments in data not linked to highly specific outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Shadow of man working at a computer with distorted images of the world map on top
    December 08, 2020
    • Investor Services
    The events of 2020 have brought the major themes affecting asset managers into sharper focus -- supporting the investment process in turbulent markets, scaling and growing the business while keeping costs down, managing a globally diversified operating model with remote staff, and engaging more effectively with the digital revolution. These themes are leading mangers to consider what really differentiates their business and how to build the optimal operating model.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Exchange Thoughts - New Wave of Active ETFs Shield the Secret Sauce, BBH's ETF Newletter
    December 11, 2019
    • Investor Services
    Following the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval of Precidian’s ActiveShares model in May, four proxy-based, semi-transparent ETF structures were given notice of approval by the SEC. The new ETF structures could herald a new era of active ETFs.
  • 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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