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Apr 26, 2022

Regulatory Treatment of Fund and Cash Tokens

Tokenization of funds can help fund managers act efficiently while reducing operational costs, as well as helping to drive digital adoption by simplifying interactions between fund managers and investors. But there’s more to the tokenization story. While there are many rewards to tokenized funds, the inconsistent regulations governing them present a challenge.

Sep 13, 2021

The stapling shake-up and what it means for super funds

From November 1, 2021, Your Future, Your Super will see new reforms introduced to empower superannuation fund members, prevent the creation of multiple super accounts, and hold funds accountable for underperformance. With the introduction of one of these reforms—called stapling—the Treasury estimates that, over a 10-year period, it will save Australians more than $10 billion in excess fees. 

Aug 12, 2021

Navigating the complexities of 18f-4 compliance

Last year as capital markets shifted across the globe, it became clear that stronger risk management is needed to protect investors. With equity markets seeing deep downside and extreme volatility, the use of derivatives would either become a safe haven for the hedges they provided, or a curse for those who were using them for leverage and got caught on the wrong side. 

Feb 8, 2021

CP86 compliance following CBI’s regulatory review

CP86 compliance of Irish fund management companies (ManCos) and self-managed investment companies (SMICs) has evolved considerably since 2014. In 2020, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) conducted a review of Irish fund management companies (FMCs) in 2020, which found that many firms are falling short of implementing the necessary framework for governance, management and oversight to meet CP86 compliance. The review provides clarity as to the regulator’s intentions.

Jul 19, 2019

IMN West Real Estate CFO & COO Forum

On 16-17 May, the IMN West Real Estate CFO & COO Forum was hosted in Santa Monica, California, and professionals from SS&C’s Real Assets team were there offering insight as panelist participants in two separate sessions: technology and opportunity zones.

Jul 16, 2019

Is blue sky compliance like the SEC or the IRS?

All fund compliance has risen to elevated levels within fund boards, and a recent hot topic has become state compliance, also known as blue sky laws.  This is due to obvious reasons– fees and penalties. 

Jul 2, 2019

Five mistakes to avoid when implementing an SFTR solution

Following the release of the technical standards on Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) transaction reporting on March 20, 2019, in-scope firms – including credit institutions and investment firms – will need to comply with reporting obligations that come into force on April 13, 2020.

Nov 19, 2018

Do virtual economists get virtual model validators?

In the novel on which the classic film Bladerunner is based, the prolific science fiction author Philip K. Dick asks whether androids dream of electric sheep. Perhaps in a science fiction universe, virtual economists could have their work validated by virtual model validators, have model risk managed by virtual CROs and have governance managed by a virtual board.  But here in this universe, under the current regulatory and legal framework, real live model validators must be used to validate models, real live CROs must be used to manage model risk, and real live boards must be used to provide governance.

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