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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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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J O Hambro Capital Management Limited (JOHCM), the international investment boutique has contracted Silverfinch to address the steep rise in regulatory reporting requirements the firm is facing. Silverfinch, the leading look-through and data distribution hub for client regulatory reporting, recently announced its unique quadruple data solution, providing regulatory support across PRIIPs, VAG, GroMiKV and Solvency…

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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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What happened in 2016… The whimper: after years of planning, and a process riddled with delays, Solvency II is up and running, but instead of a full-on implementation, what we have got is a piecemeal introduction, with many smaller insurers given a pass on submitting key data during the first year. Will future implementations of…

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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, the secure fund data utility allowing asset managers to handle the look-through data requests from their insurance company investors, has been awarded Information Security Management System’s ISO 27001:2013 certificate. Recognised as the international standard for information security management, ISO 27001 provides continual asset protection, IT governance, confidentiality and integrity of information. Being accredited with…

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With Solvency II now 10 months away, Silverfinch, the secure data utility, is collaborating with EY to host an event examining how the new regulation with impacts on insurers and their asset manager partners. Held at More London on Thursday 12th March, this free event will explore the additional asset data demanded by Solvency II…

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