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The rise of digital assets

Following Coinbase’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq on 14.04.2021, digital assets gained an immense amount of traction globally. Most of the worlds leading asset managers and industry specialists are circling the topic. Blackrock CEO Larry Fink was asked in an interview with CNBC about his opinion of cryptocurrencies. “I’m encouraged by how many people are focusing on it. I’m encouraged…
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How to manage all your investment data while staying compliant and sane at the same time?

Fund and asset managers are currently outsourcing operational processes to third parties, such as fund administrators and tech companies, to chase cost efficiency and scalability.   As recently ensured by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, oversight and outsourcing remain one of the highest priorities on asset manager agendas. FSB also…
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Sustainable investing

On the 10th of March 2021, new EU rules took effect for managers of sustainable funds or those that invest according to environmental, social, or governance (ESG) considerations. Now, these fund managers must report specifics of how they do their investing. The EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, or SFDR for short, affects all asset managers that raise money in the EU. Key…
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Converting regulatory burdens into operational improvements

When outsourcing work (and that happens a lot), Fund Management Companies (FMCs) are still required to keep all information about operations, financial instruments, and duties. The purpose is to properly fulfil oversight obligations – as formulated in international Directives and internal rules. But the need is generated by the fact that, ultimately, the responsibility for all these actions lies on…
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Significant cash flow monitoring

As in every industry or economic sector subject to digitalization, less streamlined and standardized real-life tasks are also the hardest to automate. These become a pain point particularly when, at the same time, regulatory frameworks bind operators to put increasingly more attention exactly on such processes. This is the case with the latest UCITS and AIFM Directives on the matter…
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Investment limits monitoring

One of the challenges of compliance in the investment industry is certainly given by rules and regulations. Of course, they are necessary, particularly at the institutional level, among other things to order and set the bases for legitimacy and boundaries of investment actions in a given economic space. However, despite the general regulatory umbrella these might provide, there are also…
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