ISC: Remote working through the Covid-19 pandemic ISC are a virtual office so remote working is not new for us but as we are not able to meet in person, we have been doing lots of teams/zoom calls to keep in touch. It is important that as a team we make that our communications with…

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ISC is 15 years old ISC is celebrating 15 years of offering consultancy services to the Investment Management Industry! This November ISC celebrates our 15th anniversary in a different fashion from previous years: From Home. As with most of the investment management industry, working from home is the new normal and we are adapting to…

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ISC: World Autism Day Raising awareness about autism is something very close to the heart of Simon Harris, Director of ISC. Simon’s daughter is profoundly autistic and unable to communicate. Furthermore, there are other ISC Directors with children who have different challenges also on the autistic spectrum. Raising awareness is never easy, so Simon has…

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ISC: Global Investment Performance Standards 2020 The new GIPS(R) 2020 standard was released on the 30th June 2019. In the turmoil of today that seems an age ago and a world away. However, the asset management industry continues to play an important role providing a vital avenue for Investors and Retirees. GIPS(R) play its part in that framework. ISC can…

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ISC: IR35 & the Investment Management Industry As we all know changes to the disguised employment regulation commonly known as IR35 come into force from 5th April 2020. The government has recently announced a review into its implementation, but this is not expected to halt the changes.   Companies within the investment Management sector have grown used…

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ISC: Trading has changed, have you? The world of sell side trading has undergone considerable change over the last ten years. Driven by increased regulation and margin compression the sell side has significantly reduced market making inventory and capital-intensive trading activity. For the buyside, this sell side evolution, coupled with the introduction of MiFID II…

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Michael Smeal joins ISC September 2019 ISC are pleased to announce that Michael Smeal has joined ISC. Mike brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ISC having worked at a number of asset managers in the UK and Europe. Contact us Recent Posts LIBOR Transition ESG now more important than ever before Is your…

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ISC: Implicit Costs: Are you ready? Of all the changes introduced under MIFID II on 3rd January 2018, it is perhaps the topic of costs and charges that has generated the most debate amongst asset managers. Specifically, implicit costs and charges. The objective of tighter asset management regulation is certainly laudable: to provide transparency into…

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Geoff Edwards retiring June 2019 ISC bid farewell to Geoff Edwards, Director of ISC who is retiring from the City. Geoff’s long and illustrious career in the City started at Ernst & Young as a trainee accountant. Over the years his career has touched almost every aspect of the investment management industry. In retirement, Geoff…

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ISC: LIBOR – How to approach the Rate of Change Since the rigging scandal in 2008 the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has been the target of criticism from the press, regulators and financial sector alike. The criticism centres around the apparent ease in corrupting the benchmark and the lack of underlying transactions supporting the…

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