State Street UK has been fined £22,885,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Transitions Management failings.31 Jan 2014
The Barclays Equity Research team has analysed the changes taking place with part 1 of RDR turning one year old.03 Dec 2013
Survey finds twice the number of UK financial advisory businesses have increased client numbers than have seen them fall as a direct or indirect result of RDR28 Oct 2013
Investec Asset Management has announced the launch of ‘super-clean' share classes across its UK-domiciled OEIC fund range to deliver greater transparency for investors in line with the Retail Distribution Review.02 Oct 2013
New KPMG publication aims at being a resource for understanding EU member state transposition of Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.16 Aug 2013
Global professional services firm Kinetic Partners has supported Piquant Technologies LLP, a new UK-based quantitative fund manager, to become the first hedge fund authorised according to the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD).12 Aug 2013
Great Britain has suffered a number of severe blows to its reputation as a home of honour and honesty this year, from the Libor scandal to politicians fiddling expense claims, to tabloid journalists tapping phones.16 Nov 2012
The final shape of Fatca will be determined by bi-lateral agreements arrived at between the US and other countries around the world, as part of a pragmatic decision by the US authorities to make the new rules workable.11 Oct 2012
This week we serialise a study, published recently by Clear Path Analysis, on Solvency II regulations and their impact on asset managers and insurers.08 Oct 2012
UBS’s recent unauthorised trading scandal, when Zurich-based trader Kweku Adoboli caused losses of some $2.3bn, most likely would not have been averted even with the best operating procedures in place.25 Sep 2012
A campaign by the US authorities to reach the estimated 6.5 million US persons living outside the US who have not filed a tax return could have far-reaching consequences for the Swiss banking industry.07 Sep 2012
International law firm Dechert LLP has released a legal update explaining how the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is being tweaked in Germany, following last month’s publication of a draft bill by the German Ministry of Finance.17 Aug 2012
Libor, one of the fundamental measures used in capital markets, has now been widely discredited due to the unfolding scandal of its production. However, as practitioners hunt for replacements, research by Finadium suggests the major alternatives also have their own strengths and weaknesses.17 Aug 2012
An "avalanche of regulation" threatens to overwhelm asset managers and distract them from attending to their clients, says a Luxembourg-based partner at KPMG, but he is urging managers to heed forthcoming Ucits V rules nevertheless - not least because of sections on fines and remuneration.15 Aug 2012
At some point in this crisis, banning of short selling had to happen.23 Jul 2012
Selectors are increasingly being asked to consider the merits of ‘smart beta’ on behalf of their clients, but opinion on its role in providing superior risk adjusted returns is not clear cut.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Fund Selector Bond Focus Italy, which took place in Milan on 4 March.
Helene Williamson, head of Emerging Market Debt at First State Investments, is set to contribute to the discussion at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Sweden in Stockholm on 7 May.