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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  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 take ownership early in the regulatory cycle to make sure that, when the rules are implemented, they can be executed to…

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MiFID & PRIIPs The decision to delay PRIIPs by a year means that this new regulatory system will come into force at the same time as MiFID II at the start of 2018. In this thought piece (part 1 of 3), CTO Ronan Brennan, outlines the operational overlap between these two testing and important sets…

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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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Solvency II Requirements In recent conversations with asset managers, insurers, industry associations and many media outlets, much discussion was had about how Solvency II requirements have changed over the years & how different it now is compared to when it was originally conceived. Silverfinch thought it would be good to take the opportunity to review…

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Silverfinch Partnership Fitch Solutions is pleased to announce that Silverfinch, a leading provider of secure Solvency II look-through data, has partnered with Fitch Solutions to provide Silverfinch’s insurer clients with Fitch’s credit ratings. The credit ratings will allow insurers to comply with Solvency II regulatory reporting and risk management capital requirements for their investment portfolios….

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-Northern Europe better prepared than southern neighbours -German industry mastered Pillar 1 and taking advantage of VAG synergies -France has closer focus on Pillar 3 than other nations Ahead of the Solvency II d-day on 1st January 2016, look-through data specialist Silverfinch has spoken with experts across Europe to identify the issues faced by the…

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 Solvency II Approaches With just 100 days to go until the implementation of the Solvency II, look-through data specialist Silverfinch is reminding insurers of the need to ensure the necessary agreements are in place with the asset management firms who will be providing them with the look-through data on their investments Silverfinch, the secure fund…

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Join Silverfinch at an event to discuss the asset data challenges of Solvency II. Register for the event here: Register here Hear from The Investment Association, EY, HSBC Securities Services, Factset, Interactive Data, UBS Delta, State Street, Morningstar, Moodys,SIX and many more. Agenda: 8:15 – 8:45 Registration and Working Breakfast Main Stage: Asset Managers &…

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