Asset Management Systems Insights
12th July 2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s proposed crypto-derivatives ban is aggressive and outmoded, according to Townsend Lansing, chief commercial officer at TokenMarket.
The FCA announced last week that it would be consulting on banning the sale, marketing and distribution of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs)... read more
10th July 2019
Asset managers working across a variety of regimes are faced with an uphill struggle with the volume of data required to comply with shareholder disclosure rules, a panel told bobsguide recently.
“Regulators are expecting a lot more detail generally. The Transparency Directive in the EU drove a push for greater transparency... read more
10th July 2019
Hedge fund launches are at 18-year lows and emerging managers are facing an uphill battle for capital when compared to their larger, more established peers.
According to the FT, “the composition of the hedge fund industry’s investor base has also changed over time. Allocations are now dominated by large institutional clients that... read more
25th June 2019
As the speed, volume and complexity of data and regulation increases, how can financial service firms effectively keep up pace and remain competitive – all whilst mitigating rising costs across both people and technology?
Today, businesses using hyper-connected data are facing unprecedented digital disruption and regulatory pressures.... read more
12th June 2019
Subhankar Sinha was appointed head of blockchain for BNY Mellon in May. Prior to this role Sinha founded Nabartham LLC, which advised start-ups on ecosystem governance, strategic partnerships, and the market fit of blockchain products. Sinha was also a director at PwC in the US, where he was the co-founder of the firm’s blockchain... read more
28th May 2019
Juggling an ever-tightening compliance burden, fending off technological challengers and satisfying customer expectation is a tall order for many established asset and investment managers.
As profit margins shrink, asset managers must find alternative avenues to generate income and remain competitive.
Europe’s second markets in... read more
14th May 2019
The capital markets regulatory environment can seem as volatile as everyday trading conditions. Even regulatory reporting vehicles can’t be counted on to remain constant. From February next year, the legacy CTCI tool commonly used for electronic FINRA TRACE and ORF reporting will no longer be supported. If you handle your own submissions,... read more
13th May 2019
Caught between the rock of regulation and the hard place of fee reduction, it's currently a difficult climate for banks and asset managers.
And it is a growing list of rules and regulations for asset managers, from Dodd Frank in the US to Mifid II in Europe and the impacts of SDR, among others. A recent report revealed that... read more
24th April 2019
Former RBS exec Caroline Rainbird named FSCS CEO
UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has appointed Caroline Rainbird as its new CEO, effective of May 4. Rainbird brings with her over 30 years of experience, including senior positions at RBS between 2009 and 2017.
Commenting on the transition, FSCS chairman Marshall Bailey... read more