Pictures from Silverfinch Event 16th May
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MiFID II- Entering phase II
With the launch of MiFID II on January 3rd 2018, many firms had concerns about the impact it would have on the industry and markets in general. Would firms still be able to function...
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Look-through: now more vital than ever.
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...
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Hedge funds need to embrace MiFID II product governance
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...
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Fund charges – just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not there
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...
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Data quality in MiFID II & PRIIPs – What needs fixing?
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...
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Insurers are in pole position for regulatory synergies
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...
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Struggling to to get EPT data and correct calculations from your document provider?
Confidence talks about what you can do – bravado talks up what you can’t. When it comes to our area of expertise – regulatory data management and exchange – we reckon we are up...
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No ifs, no buts…MiFID II affects you
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...
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The cost of lost business from regulation
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....
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10 weeks to go and the great EPT and EMT stampede is underway
The great stampede is underway, the headlong rush of asset management firms to get their EPT (PRIIPs) and EMT (MiFID II) templates into the data exchange marketplace is well and truly underway. Much like...
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Pictures from our PRIIPs and MiFID II event
 
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You can run, you can hide, but MiFID II will find you.
We have one major point to make about MiFID II – don’t be fooled into thinking that you can avoid it because the chances are, if you’re in any way involved in investments, then...
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Silverfinch hosts keynote MiFID II/PRIIPs event
Silverfinch, the leading regulatory data exchange, is hosting a keynote event dedicated to the biggest regulatory challenges facing London’s finance industry – the January 2018 introduction of MiFID II and PRIIPs. The event, which...
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What advisers need to know to keep pace with Mifid II
Regulators are fast pressing on with their plans, but not all stakeholders are doing enough to meet the demanding requirements. This article appeared in Money Marketing on the 2nd August.  By John Dowdall From...
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What you need to do to make data Mifid II compliant
To understand what steps are needed before Mifid II comes into force. To learn how product governance will work under the new directive. To understand whose responsibility various aspects of Mifid II compliance will...
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PRIIPs RTS Confirmation shows Commission listening; data collection can start now
The European Parliament’s announcement that it has no objection to the new Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for PRIIPs demonstrates a fantastic turnaround.  The European Commission has managed to achieve in three weeks what has...
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We are getting ready for MiFID II Product Governance – are you?
  The process of regulation is not designed to be easy for the actors involved.  Companies do not have the luxury of waiting around for things to be done for them. Instead, they must...
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MiFID & PRIIPs Part 3
Part three of our blog on the overlap between the MiFID and PRIIPs regulations. Product Governance and Target Market Identification There is a clear alignment of principles in both PRIIPs and MiFID II on the identification...
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MiFID II and PRIIPs: The regulatory double act, Part 2
MiFID & PRIIPs Part two of our blog on the overlap between the MiFID and PRIIPs regulations. The range of disclosure types between the two regulations is broad but can be summarised under the following headings:...
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