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To Swing or Not to Swing, That is the Question

Swing pricing is coming to the U.S. and the response has been a mixed bag. Discussions around swing pricing started in earnest September 2015, when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal for reforms “designed to enhance effective liquidity risk management by open-end funds.” About a year later, in October 2016, the SEC […]

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UK Regulator Clarifies Position for Non-EU AIFMs

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has amended its rules on Annex IV reporting following consultation during 2016. The amendments, which were published on 25th January 2017, will affect all non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) that market Alternative Investment ‘Feeder’ Funds in the UK under the UK’s national private placement regime.  Annex IV reporting is […]

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Survey Reveals What’s Trending Today: Automation, Regulatory Reporting and Data

At the start of each year, our team at Confluence reflects on the state of the asset management back office and predicts issues and trends that we see emerging over the coming months.  For 2016, we predicted that the asset management industry would see streamlining and optimizing their data management processes as a way to […]

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How User Experience is Barging into the Discussions of FinTech Software Evaluation and Adoption

The recent influence of consumer technology is evident across a number of industries, and this includes financial services. Consumer technology has changed the way people communicate with each other in their day-to-day lives, and this communication shift is now visible within financial services. People are beginning to chat with their financial advisors, bank branches and […]

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MiFID II – Top Four Considerations for a U.S. Manager

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force during 2007 to facilitate cross-border financial services throughout Europe and foster competition between trading venues via a level playing field. Following the financial crisis in 2008 and during 2011, proposals were set out to revise MiFID. Since the political agreement on the adoption of MiFID […]

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