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Brief description: Managing Director at Commcise Software Ltd

Joined: March 21st, 2016

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Amrish Ganatra wrote a new blog post titled FCA’s Policy Statement: Five key points regarding research

Earlier this month, the FCA released its second and final Policy Statement on MiFID II implementation. Chapter 7 of the document, which relates specifically to research, has thrown up some important points that we believe should be highlighted. Ex-ante methodology In its response on valuation and pricing of research, the FCA states that firms need to formulate ‘a clear methodology to establish what they expect to pay providers for research before they receive and consume services’. [My italics]. This is different to what firms have typically done in the past with a...
(87 days ago,(2017/07/28))

Amrish Ganatra wrote a new blog post titled Forget MIFID II: Are you compliant with today’s FCA regulations?

This article was originally published on the Commcise website and is reproduced here with permission   In March, the FCA published the results of a review into the use of dealing commissions at 31 UK asset managers. Their intention was to assess how firms have responded to an FCA discussion paper from 2014. Their conclusion? Poorly. How can firms address those concerns? Under the five key headings highlighted in the FCA’s report, we describe their criticisms and outline some best practices that firms could establish in response. Many of these best practices pave the way to...
(207 days ago,(2017/03/30))

Amrish Ganatra wrote a new blog post titled Research Payments: Funding Options Explained

By Amrish Ganatra   Under the new regulations in MIFID II, asset managers are faced with difficult choices on how best to implement the new provisions.  In this article, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of the three funding options for research payments available under MIFID II.   MIFID II is due to come into effect from January 2018. After this date, if a European asset manager chooses to use their clients’ funds to pay for research, then they will have to meet a number of additional requirements in order to comply with the higher transparency, governance...
(510 days ago,(2016/05/31))

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Amrish Ganatra is a Managing Director at Commcise Software Ltd. Commcise provides an innovative fully integrated cloud-based Commission Management solution that incorporates automated reconciliation, invoice management, commission budgeting, service history or consumption tracking, service evaluation (“voting”), commission management, share of wallet reporting and accounting functionality. Commcise is used by over 75 asset managers and brokers globally.