Irish Funds, the association representing the Irish funds industry, and Deloitte are to develop a blockchain proof of concept for regulatory reporting focused on the Money Market & Investment Funds Return Reporting regulation. The idea is to use blockchain technology and “smart contract technology” to enable regulatory reporting that is accessible to both the company […]
Deloitte has acquired substantially all the assets of global asset management strategy consultant Casey Quirk. The deal, which terms were not disclosed, will see Casey Quirk’s partners and existing team transition to Deloitte and operate under the “Casey Quirk by Deloitte” brand. “Casey Quirk is joining forces with Deloitte to broaden our global financial services footprint […]
There is great hype around the Blockchain, with organisations seemingly falling over themselves to make sure they are at the forefront of the new technology. Indeed, Deloitte recently announced five new Blockchain partnerships and 20 prototypes. However, it might not be the catch-all, silver bullet solution it seems. In fact, before financial services firms can […]
The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) final guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive (AIFMD) are likely to have an adverse effect for fund managers, according to Deloitte.
If “Absolute Return” was the buzzword of 2012, this year has started with a series of managers promoting the attraction of their multi-asset funds.
Headline news from the euro area has been downbeat, but amid the gloom there are signs of progress, according to Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s chief economist in the UK.
Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s chief economist, says there is an ongoing puzzle around productivity in the UK, in light of levels of unemployment relative to the state of the economy.
Fund management companies in Brazil, Russia, India and China could become targets for mergers and joint ventures with European and North American financial institutions that want access to faster growing markets, according to a report from Deloitte LLP.
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of surveyed managers view the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) as a business threat, according to a survey from Deloitte LLP, the business advisory firm.
Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s chief economist in the UK, has drawn up a list of cautionary points for bond investors to consider amidst ongoing demand for certain debt instruments.
Guided architecture and increased support for cross-border distribution look increasingly likely, but strong barriers remain according to those in the field.
Offering institutional share classes to retail investors could help asset managers to comply with the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), Deloitte has said. The FSA has confirmed that RDR rules will outlaw commission on legacy investments from January 2013.