January 12, 2017

MiFID II Product Governance Requirements – Our Summary

MiFID II Target Market The period to submit comments to ESMA's  consultation paper on “Draft Guidelines on MiFID II Product Governance Requirements” ended on 5 January 2017; FundAssist has made a submission and all replies will be published on the ESMA's website. In the article below we have summarised… Read More
October 27, 2016

PRIIPs Other Ongoing Costs vs UCITS Ongoing Charges

PRIIPs other ongoing costs What is the difference between PRIIPs Other Ongoing Costs and UCITS Ongoing Charges for funds? The good news for fund product manufacturers familiar with the UCITS KIID OnGoing Charges (OGC) is that there are only minimal differences between its calculation methodology and that required for… Read More
June 27, 2016

All you need to know about PRIIPs MOPs

PRIIPs news PRIIPs manufacturers that offer Multiple Investment Options (MOPs), such as insurance for example, will face a particular challenge to deliver their PRIIPs KID. Last updated as at 20/12/16 The PRIIPS Regulation requires that all content is delivered for both the main product (wrapper) and each of… Read More
June 21, 2016

Why asset managers need data capabilities more than ever

data asset managers Asset managers' margins continue to erode and face a competitive future where best in class returns and traditional distribution strength are no longer sufficient to succeed. The dynamics of competitive advantage have changed. These are some of the findings of an annual study of the… Read More
September 25, 2013

The Transition to UCITS IV and the KIID

The UCITS IV Directive comes into force across the EU on 1 July 2011 and all Member States are required to have it transposed into local law by that date. Some elements of the Directive will impose immediate operational requirements on the funds industry, some… Read More
September 25, 2013

A New Landscape

Few would disagree that we are in the throes of major changes in the global asset management industry. There are major forces reshaping the industry globally. Acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs from banks are rapidly changing the playing field. This is driven by major regulatory changes,… Read More
September 25, 2013

Developments in Accounting Standards

Progress towards the goal of a global set of international financial reporting standards has been steady. Since 2001, more than 100 countries have required or permitted the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), while the remaining major economies have established timelines for convergence with, or… Read More