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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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 be. By CTO Ronan Brennan, this article originally appeared in FT Adviser. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) is…

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Delays to Solvency II Delays to the implementation of Solvency II in Germany caused by questions over detailed look-through data are creating opportunities for international asset managers to take slice of the country’s insurance investment business. According to a straw poll of German fund managers by look-through data specialist Silverfinch, ongoing delays in Solvency II…

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Implementation of Solvency II Uncertainty in the implementation of Solvency II, demonstrated clearly by what has been going on in Germany, has implications across the asset management and insurance industries Certainty is undoubtedly good – even more so in the realms of finance. Common sense tells us that securities with a higher degree of certainty…

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