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Compliance

Will the RDR hit Europe?

Advisory, research and events business The Platforum has released the results of its "European Platforms and Open Architecture" report.

16 Apr 2014
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Apsley and PartnerRe to launch specialist AIFMD compliant service

The insurance provider Apsley Speciality (Apsley) has joined forces with global reinsurer PartnerRe in order to launch a specialist underwriting service for the hedge fund sector dealing with AIFM requirements. The agreement between the two parties was signed in late 2013, PartnerRe will be capacity provider for the project.

24 Mar 2014
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State Street UK fined £22.9m for TM failings

State Street UK has been fined £22,885,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Transitions Management failings.

31 Jan 2014
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Superclean to become the new clean - Barclays research

The Barclays Equity Research team has analysed the changes taking place with part 1 of RDR turning one year old.

03 Dec 2013
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Appetite for investment advice remains strong in post RDR world - Natixis GAM

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 RDR

28 Oct 2013
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Investec Asset Management launches RDR compliant share classes

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
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KPMG publishes guide to AIFMD

New KPMG publication aims at being a resource for understanding EU member state transposition of Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

16 Aug 2013
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Piquant Technologies becomes first AIFMD compliant UK hedge fund

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
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IEPlus: Great Britain wins prize as home of whistleblowers

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
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Bilateral agreements set to give overall shape to FATCA

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
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Solvency II in focus - Unintended consequences and how regulation encourages short-term thinking in insurance

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
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Trial of UBS trader reveals weaknesses in bank data management systems

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
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FACTA rules could cause banks to cut back on external asset managers

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

Focus on regulation - Lawyers Dechert explain how AIFMD is being tweaked in Germany

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
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Focus on regulation - US study examines strengths and weaknesses of Libor and its alternatives

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

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Helsinki brings M&G, Ignis and RenAsset speakers

InvestmentEurope's Fund Selector Roundtable Finland, which takes place in Helsinki on 29 April, will feature speakers from M&G Investments, Ignis Asset Management and RenAsset Management.

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Lausanne Summit success in pictures

Select moments from InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit that took place at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne 9-11 April have been published.