Insights

Some Thoughts On The Implementation of an ETF Capability

The attractiveness of diversified, liquid, continuously priced, low-cost instruments to investors has never been greater. The growth in ETF AUM globally from around $1 trillion in 2008 to around $14 trillion at the end of 2023 shows the size of the inroad this asset class has made in a relatively short period. As Investment Managers wrestle with cost pressures across the industry, they are increasingly looking at adding ETFs as a complementary offering.

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Product Master Series

Mastering fund and product data is not just about operational efficiency; it’s fast becoming a regulatory imperative. It is becoming increasingly apparent that a mature data master is critical to meet everchanging regulatory requirements.

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ESMA ESG/Sustainability Fund Naming Conventions

On 14th May, ESMA published its final report on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms. This followed feedback and changes made to the original consultation. At 57 pages it is a hefty read, but there are some important changes to note within the text.

Some of the key points where changes have been made because of the responses to the consultation include: –

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Barriers to ESG in the Asset Management industry – May 2024

A year ago, we wrote post on Linked In called “Barriers to ESG in the Asset Management Industry.” It was a brief article, but it talked about three distinct key areas that were (at the time) key factors inhibiting the progress of ESG. We thought that (one year on), it would be interesting to revisit those three items, and talk about the progress that has been made

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May – Stroke Awareness Month

Here at ISC, we recognise the importance of increasing our awareness and understanding of stroke and its impacts. This month, we have a story to share. Our team member, Paul Lumsden, is a stroke survivor, and his journey offers an insight into some of the challenges faced by those affected by stroke.

By sharing his story, we hope to highlight the realities of the side effects of stroke, particularly the hidden effects, which encourages more people to stay informed and supportive.

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SDR During 2024 – What is required and when?

UK asset managers will be busy during 2024 with SDR coming into force. The timeframes are relatively tight, and firms have a lot to consider for the three critical milestones occurring this year.

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