Archive | SEC Modernization

Delays Aren’t What They Used to Be

Why the Form N-PORT Temporary Rule Is All Hat and No Cattle

Pretty much from the day the SEC finalized its reporting modernization rules, the industry has lobbied for something to ease the burden of readiness and processing – a delay, an extended monthly due date, a reduction in frequency – and often cybersecurity was the justification for those readiness and processing asks. The requests were met […]

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Beyond Compliance: Outlook for 2018

As we begin 2018, I am reminded of the remarkable evolution that has taken place in the fund servicing industry in the decade following the market downturn. It’s hard to imagine the pre-crisis era when static human disclosures and documents were considered good enough for regulators. The post-crisis shift in focus from investor protection to […]

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Getting 30e-3 Wrong Again

Is Rule 30e-3 back? Could we, in the mutual fund industry, actually be poised to move to a (mostly) paperless distribution of shareholder reports? Not so fast, unfortunately. I am sure that we all remember our crazy mixed feelings when the SEC reporting modernization proposal first came out in May 2015: a bold proposal that would require […]

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Happy Birthday, Form N-PORT!

It seems like only yesterday that the SEC finalized the rules for Investment Company Reporting Modernization and the Investment Company Liquidity Risk Management Program, yet in reality that momentous day was about one year ago. While the compliance date is still eight months away, the time between now and the first filing is likely to […]

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SEC Modernization Challenges: Data, Reporting Frequency and Implementation

An SEC Modernization Readiness Q&A with Confluence’s Director of Regulatory Reporting Operations

Originally published on Brown Brothers Harriman’s On the Regs blog The SEC finalized its reporting modernization and liquidity rules late last year. What are you hearing are some key implementation challenges for firms specific to these rules? Many firms know there will be an associated cost to their operations, but they are having difficulty quantifying […]

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Need the Form N-PORT XML Schema?

Get Ready to Wait.

As SEC Reporting Modernization moves from planning to preparation, one persistent gap in those plans – and an issue at the top of everyone’s concerns – is the release of the Form N-PORT XML Schema. XML is data that has been assigned standardized tags that denote the meaning of each data item. It is what […]

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Solving the Data Puzzle

How to meet the ever-increasing volume of data needs and integrate a global data strategy simultaneously

SEC Modernization has pushed the fast-forward button on the data management strategy for organizations of all sizes. The data requirements, especially for Form N-PORT, which include an increased volume of data and frequency of reporting on that data, have organizations looking at more than just the volume of data they hold on behalf of their […]

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