In July 2021, the FCA consulted (in CP21/23) on proposals to address the most serious and persistent concerns regarding the onshored PRIIPs regulation.
The FCA have published a letter outlining the key risks that custody and fund services firms need to manage in order to protect investors and the integrity of the markets in which they operate. In the letter, the FCA outline the necessary action they expect firms to take to ensure that risks are appropriately mitigated.
In this month’s round-up, of particular interest, nearly two years after the implementation of the Assessment of Value requirements, the FCA have finally provided feedback following a review of 18 firms conducted between July 2020 and May 2021…
Of all the new regulations we have seen over the last few years, few have raised as many concerns, or have been as controversial and polarising as the KID requirements under the regulation for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).
In an attempt to address many of the concerns raised over the years, the FCA have published a consultation setting out their proposals to change disclosure documents provided to retail investors under the PRIIPs regulation.
In 2019, the Bank of England (BoE) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a joint review into vulnerabilities associated with the liquidity mismatch. The review built on the FPC’s 2015 assessment; the FCA’s 2019 Policy Statement on funds investing in inherently illiquid assets; and the work by the FSB and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Challenges facing ManCos – more regulations, more regulatory change, and more scrutiny than ever before (Part 1)
The pressure is rising on the ManCo industry – Management Companies (ManCos) are dealing with more regulations, and more regulatory change than ever before. This constant churning of regulatory change, coupled with increased scrutiny from regulators has led to a complex, pressured regulatory environment. However, this increased scrutiny is not the only challenge facing Mancos!
You’ve heard of FinTech, you’ve heard of RegTech, but have you heard of ManCoTech? It’s the latest “buzzword” in the European investment and compliance community. So what exactly is ManCoTech and why is it gaining such prominence?
On 30th June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a review of Host Authorised Fund Management Firms. The review, which was carried out between Q4 2019 to Q4 2020.
Welcome to the Funds-Axis Regulation Round Up! Our monthly update highlights the latest developments impacting the investment compliance industry. The past month brought developments on a range of topics, including: UCITS & AIFMD, Fund Liquidity, Major Shareholdings, Short Selling and PRIIPs KID.
This week, on the 1st February 2021, the Statutory Instrument (SI) amending the initial notification threshold under Article 5(2) of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR) entered into force. The SI amends the reporting of net short positions to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in relation to the issued share capital of a company that has shares admitted to trading on a trading venue, from 0.2% to 0.1%.