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Pension fund fees: mediocre performance equals increase in fees?

In its survey on Pension fund fees, LCP concluded that pensions funds are paying asset managers up to 70% more than 6 years ago: “The total asset management fee for a £50m active global equity mandate funded in January 2011, has,...[more]

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Closet Indexing: BaFin publishes new transparency standards for investment prospects

Last year, BaFin identified transparency deficits in its investigation of closet indexers. It has now published a decision stating which information must be contained on the investment prospectuses of investment...[more]

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MiFID II: difficult but vital implementation for financial services firms

Originally expected for January 2017, MiFID (Markets in financial instruments Directive) will enter into force in January 2018 and will have to be transposed into MSs’ national law by the 3 of July 2017. MiFID II will reinforce...[more]

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PRIIPs: A sad day for investors protection

On Monday 27 March, the ECON Committee of the European Parliament voted on an early non-objection of the delegated act for the implementation of the PRIIPs (Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based...[more]

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Transparency International Report: ECB lacks democratic legitimacy

In 2012, Mario Draghi vowed “ to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro”. Five years later, it is not a question of whether a new kind of Outright Monetary Transactions programme could save the euro, but rather a question of...[more]

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Brexit: Are Asset Managers in the UK Getting Cold Feet?

On Wednesday 29 March at 12:30 pm, Sir Tim Barrow will present THE letter to the European Council informing the EU that the UK decided to “withdraw from the Union” (article 50 (1) TEU). Rumour has it though that the European...[more]

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European Commission launches an Action Plan for Retail Financial Services and a Public Consultation on FinTech

On the 23rd of March, as part of the FinTech conference, the European Commission has launched its Action Plan for Retail Services. This Action Plan sets out ways to provide European consumers with greater choice and better access...[more]

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