Regulatory Parallel Play

Regulatory Parallel Play

An update on worldwide regulatory trends at the 25th annual Globalisation of Investment Funds Conference, organized by the International Bar Association and co-sponsored by NICSA.

NICSA Industry News Digest | April 2014

NICSA Industry News Digest | April 2014

Here’s our recap of the stories that mattered to operations professionals in the investment industry last month.

Haaga/Pozen: What’s ahead for the fund industry | Part 2

Haaga/Pozen: What’s ahead for the fund industry | Part 2

In Part 1 of this NICSA News webinar highlight, we got answers from two industry experts, Paul Haaga and Bob Pozen, about current events and relevant topics that are creating a lot of buzz around the fund industry. We've saved the best for last in Part 2 of the "What's Ahead for the Fund Industry" webinar recap where you will get the inside scoop on: potential retirement plan changes, the young investor, Omnibus, technology/operations challenges and more. Take a look.

Learning to love the AIFMD | Get ready for new private fund regulation in Europe

Learning to love the AIFMD | Get ready for new private fund regulation in Europe
This blog post is co-authored by Marc Saluzzi, Chairman of fund industry association ALFI in Luxembourg  New rules that will affect many alternative funds in Europe will come into effect next year – and U.S.

Facing a complex/non-complex situation

Facing a complex/non-complex situation
If a fund uses derivatives heavily, does it become too complex for the average retail investor? That’s the question facing the European fund industry right now. Regulators in the European Union have proposed that UCITS funds* using derivatives extensively should be designated as “complex” — and subject to more stringent rules on sales and marketing.

7 hot topics in European funds . . . in translation

7 hot topics in European funds . . . in translation
Reading about trends in the European mutual funds can give us industry professionals here in the U.S. a bit of a through-the-looking glass feeling. Our counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic seem to be talking about the same things we are — sort of.

Growing interest in NewCITS

Growing interest in NewCITS
“Are you seeing convergence between regulated mutual funds and hedge funds?” was the question I posed to a panel of top fund industry executives from BNY Mellon, Brandes, Ernst & Young, John Hancock and Wells Fargo.

Pozen and Hamacher on UCITS in Financial Times today April 13

Pozen and Hamacher on UCITS in Financial Times today April 13
In an op-ed co-authored by Theresa Hamacher of NICSA, Robert Pozen discusses why European UCITS funds are outgunning their rivals in the United States. Read more here (registration required).

Will Europe become #1 in funds? Pozen and Hamacher say it’s likely.

Will Europe become #1 in funds? Pozen and Hamacher say it’s likely.
Will Europe soon become the world leader in mutual funds, bumping the United States out of its long-held top spot? Bob Pozen and Theresa Hamacher, authors of The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed, think that it’s likely, unless the U.S.

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