Look-through is a simple concept that requires considerable effort from fund managers and sponsors, which is why we have had suggestions recently about relaxing the requirement in Solvency II, the rules where this issue first came to prominence. Nonetheless, a lot has been achieved by the industry in terms of adopting standards and processes that…

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Some alternative managers have pro-actively adapted their business strategy and practices to minimise exposure to the emergence of heavyweight regulations such as MiFID II. However, it is not always desirable or easy to segment your business this way. With the introduction of Solvency II, we saw that the intended target of the regulation (insurers) is…

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There’s an interesting philosophical question posed by the implementation of MiFID II about whether something exists only when it can be seen or known. The source of this rather “deep” enquiry? The funds of funds sector. Funds of funds and multi-manager strategies have always prompted more interesting questions in regulation that their more straightforward equity/bond…

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There is no point in having a standard way of showing costs and prices in a marketplace if those standards aren’t clear, robust and transparent enough to produce figures that can be fairly compared against each other – that’s the predicament for the investment industry in the early stages of MiFID II. Thus far there…

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There are two ways of looking at the introduction  of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Product (PRIIPs) rules from an insurer perspective: the first is to bemoan, justifiably, the increased burden they now face, and the difficulties in extracting the data for the Key Information Document (KID) from the disparate snippets of information available…

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Silverfinch, Europe’s leading regulatory data exchange, has entered into an agreement with ICE Data Services, part of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), to allow ICE’s wealth, asset management and insurance clients to receive information required for the new MiFID II and Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulations through ICE Data Services. The new rules come…

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FT’s Ignites service uses Silverfinch intelligence to highlight MiFID II data delays Ignites, part of the FT newspaper network, has published this story featuring data from Silverfinch and comment from our CTO Ronan Brennan. Ronan pointed out that some asset managers had left it “incredibly late” with the January deadline looming for furnishing distributors with…

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As the leading data exchange serving the European regulatory market, we have an overview that few others can enjoy. We get to see the perspective of both those who provide data under MiFID II and those who need the data. These two groups can also generally be neatly broken down (at least regarding product governance…

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With MiFID II and PRIIPs fast approaching there will be winners and losers in the asset management industry. To be a winner, you must ensure you are servicing the regulatory needs of your clients. It’s basic economics that if you increase the cost of something it becomes less appealing. Therefore it should come as no…

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