Regulation and Compliance - Articles & White Papers
Reports and white papers on investment regulation and compliance issues. Amongst the research in this investment compliance and regulation section are white papers on AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) and Solvency II - particularly the practical implications for fund managers and insurers. Reports discussing the impact of regulation on fund management companies, and the operational challenges this presents, have been particularly well received, whilst regulatory primers (for instance providing an overview of who regulates whom and how) have also been well read. Other surveys and articles cover financial regulatory policy, hedge funds regulation, investment regulation, risk management, IFRS financial statements, GIPS performance reporting and the future of investment compliance for asset owners.
This survey reveals compensation levels across a variety of investment roles, covering marketing and distribution, investment analysis, finance, risk & compliance, and investment operations. The analysis is split by role and experience.
An excellent and comprehensive study of compensation amongst Canadian CFA Charterholders. Showing salary, bonus and benefit levels for portfolio managers, multi-asset PMs, portfolio analysts, risk analysts, compliance/regulatory professionals, investment marketers, product development professionals, investment advisers and private client execs. Compensation levels are cut and ...
This 300-page book could have been entitled, "everything you ever wanted to know about investment", such is the breadth of topics covered. The author, Paolo Vanini gives readers a thorough grounding in the main players in institutional investment, and how the industry operates. A wide variety of the building blocks of the investment process are covered in detail, ...
This 64-page report by State Street Corporation provides detailed insights into important legislative and regulatory developments in the European Union - from MiFID II, to GDPR, to some of the regulatory implications of Brexit.
This fascinating report has been produced by CFA Institute. It examines trends in investor trust and provides recommendations for investment practitioners on how to improve trust with clients. The authors find that the nature of trust is changing because of a new generation of investors and a new generation of investing technologies.
Reforming global money markets has been a key focus for regulators. To address risks in this area, the European Parliament implemented the EU Money Market Fund reform. Here are State Street's findings from surveyed investors regarding this new regulation.
This 29-page report by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and AFP provides the findings of a recent survey on liquidity. It provides critical insights into the challenges of navigating shifts in the geopolitical, interest rate, and regulatory landscapes of cash management.
Brexit—the UK decision to exit the European Union—has important implications for UK and EU investment management firms and their clients. This guide for investment management professionals explores the legal and regulatory considerations and analyzes the possible outcomes.
This is the 17th Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey of Finance and Accounting professionals. This epic and detailed 400 page report covers data across 24 countries, including the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as North and South America.
When the UK leaves the EU and its single market by the spring of 2019, UK-based financial firms will lose their passport to do direct business with EU27 clients. Brexit will thus lead to a partial migration of financial firms from London to the EU27 (EU minus the UK) . This 13-page paper by Bruegel provides a comparison between London and four major cities (Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin ...
Following the UK's Brexit vote, this paper seeks to quantify the possible impacts of the decision on the country's financial services sector. Commissioned by TheCityUK, the paper seeks to model exactly what the sector looks like today and the different likely access and regulatory outcomes to come.
In this paper, the authors examine the implications the Solvency II "look-through" principle has for calculating solvency capital needs. The principle assesses the individual investments held in a fund and their true risk characteristics. The authors highlight how it may change the way various asset classes are viewed by insurers, among other issues.
This 30-page report was produced by PwC in conjunction with AIMA. It analyses the disruptive forces currently impacting upon hedge fund distribution, and explores how hedge fund firms are responding and thriving under these conditions. The report explores which products are selling at present, the landscape for liquid alts, the impact of regulation and the sophistication and ...
This report from Deloitte include a seven page spotlight on the Asset Management industry. The 70 page document covers, amongst other things risk governance, enterprise risk management, stress testing and the management of key risks such as credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, ALM, operational risk and regulatory risk.
This 25 page report is based on a survey of the heads of investment operation and fund distribution at large asset management companies. The report discuss the impact of regulation upon fund management companies, the risks associated with outsourcing, and issues surrounding corporate actions, collateral management, trade processing and fund distribution.
This 14 page document is informed by interviews with North American asset owners and investment managers between May and December 2014, seeking to understand how they manage compliance programs. Although a few respondents conduct their compliance back-office work in house, the majority have contracted it out to custodial firms or providers that supply a full back-office service.
The most significant change in recent years for the European (re)insurance market is Solvency II. It establishes revised capital requirements, disclosure requirements, and risk management standards, heralding changes to asset servicing providers and asset manager practices.
This comprehensive 50 page report provides a summary of the agencies that oversee financial markets, and the key policies of those agencies. It sets out which agencies have oversight of which institutions, markets and practices.
Direct solicitation by hedge funds was banned until only recently. In this paper, the authors analyze the impact of hedge fund advertising by comparing hedge fund circumstances with sibling mutual funds in parent institutions, extrapolating flow and performance. They find that ads are predicted by low net inflows, but followed by large losses, suggesting that hedge fund ...
This comprehensive 60-page analysis argues that regulatory drivers are now becoming the key forces of change in the hedge fund industry. It examines the changes to industry structure resulting from such issues as; the exit of proprietary trading talent from sell-side corporations; the impact of increasing AUM at hedge funds, future increases in the cost of financing emanating from ...