LIBOR Transition The FCA has recently provided additional guidance in relation to the winding down of the LIBOR interest rate benchmark. Panels for all currencies save 1 week & 2 month US Dollar, LIBOR would cease from the end of 2021 and the remaining panels at the end of June 2023. However, there is the…

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ESG now more important than ever before Investors are increasingly looking for environmentally and socially aware investments and the need to build ESG products is rapidly growing. Providing solid returns whilst adhering to ESG principles is now a necessary offering for Investment firms not wanting to fall behind the curve. At ISC we have experience…

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Is your organisation thinking about Operational Resilience? The ever-increasing complexity of the Investment Management business require managers to put in place structures and controls.  Regulators including the FCA are increasingly interested in ensuring strong governance and management information over operational resilience, as witnessed by the FCA Policy Statement of 31st March 2021. With requirements for…

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ISC: IR35 – Fixed Term Contracts – ‘Pre Vetted Candidates’ Companies within the Investment Management sector have grown used to using an army of contractors to supplement permanent staff, helping to facilitate change. What options do these companies have following the IR 35 changes? Why employ permanent staff when you can access the best people,…

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Simon Harris retiring April 2021 ISC bid farewell to Simon Harris, Director of ISC who is retiring from the City. Simon’s long and illustrious career in the City started at Legal & General. Over the years his career has touched almost every aspect of the investment management industry. We wish Simon all the best! Recent…

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ISC: Regulatory Change Forum Meeting ISC hosted another successful regulatory forum where Heads of Regulatory Change gathered to share their experiences and challenges implementing regulatory change in the investment management landscape. Topics discussed included: Reporting challenges with vendors and repositories Emerging Regulatory Solutions from Big4 Consultancies PRIIPS / KIDS Data Governance / Data Stewards /…

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