Posts tagged as Data Services

MiFID II: the clock is ticking

31 Jan 2017

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID) is now only months away and meeting the product governance and target market provisions laid out in the regulation is a sizeable and exhaustive project for fund managers.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services

Brexit and MiFID II: What it means for financial services

13 Sep 2016

Brexit has caused a number of uncertainties among financial institutions although the immediate term volatility appears to have calmed. A recent Calastone survey, which comprised of managers, distributors and transfer agents, acknowledged Brexit will cause market disruption, with over two thirds believing the economic malaise could be a long-term phenomenon. That being said, fund managers, transfer agents and fund distributors are split on the issue, according to the Calastone survey.

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Jon Willis

Posted by Jon Willis, Chief Commercial Officer.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services, Brexit

MiFID II: where next for distribution?

27 Jul 2016

MiFID II is going to profoundly change the distribution model. Equally technology and investor demographics and buying patterns will have a huge impact as well. Distributors must embrace this so as to maintain their position in the market.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services

MiFID II: what should fund managers be thinking about?

20 Jul 2016

MiFID II uncertainties have been well-documented by numerous service providers and lawyers. Now is the time for managers to start implementing practical solutions to overcome or at least demonstrate best efforts compliance with MiFID II. MiFID II obliges fund manufacturers to monitor and understand how their distributors sell their funds.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services

The Risk of Regulatory Arbitrage

13 Jul 2016

Fund manufacturers and distributors have repeatedly complained that regulatory arbitrage undermines their ability to attain compliance and complicates their internal processes. It can add costs and confusion, and MiFID II is no exception to this.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services

The impact of MiFID II delays

05 Jul 2016

Repeated delays to MiFID II have frustrated market participants, and these have undermined their planning processes. This uncertainty – coupled with a lack of clarity over various MiFID II specificities – have caused issues among fund distributors and manufacturers.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services

Know your business

13 May 2016

Calastone’s Rob Swan talks about how fund management businesses need and would benefit from greater visibility of clients and distributors.

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Rob Swan

Posted by Rob Swan, Managing Director and Head of Data Services.
Tags: Regulation, Data Services