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Dropping the Bomb on Asset Management

February 24, 2017 Comments (0)           

Considering the fall-out from the FCA Management Market Study
 
By Lene Hansen – Bips Global Ltd
 
It is still in the interim phase but shock waves from the recent Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Asset Management Market Study are already being felt across the industry. Despite the voluminous and diverse amount of research and findings, the Executive Summary takes very specific aim at actively managed funds. The main observation being how poorly they compare to passive...

Bridging the Abyss between Regulation and Action

November 28, 2016 Comments (0)           

This blog was originally published at the Bips Global website and is reproduced here with permission
 
By Lene Hansen
 
Far too many regulations fall into that dark distorting gulf that exists between the regulator and the practitioner who is - hopefully - trying to comply with or enforce them.  (It should be noted that this is not a new phenomenon, in fact some might argue that the Bible itself is a good example of this problem).
Within the finance industry though...

Market Abuse - Ten Suggestions from an Ex-Regulator

October 17, 2016 Comments (0)           

 
This blog was originally published at the Bips Global website and is reproduced here with permission
 
By Lene Hansen
 
1. Do Something (now)
It is unlikely that a perfect description of regulatory requirements relating to Market
Abuse will arrive on the table in the near future so a 'best efforts' approach is
suggested. It is better to be found to have done something (preferably sensible) rather
than nothing. It is also worth remembering that all implementations take...