With our clients and partners, ISC continues to provide cost-effective consulting. Working within the time frames set by regulators and clients, ISC has delivered successful regulatory projects, ensuring our clients are able to comply with their regulatory responsibilities.
A longstanding client of ISC instituted a multi-year programme to improve and automate the provision of Pillar 3 asset data to their principle insurance client for Quantitative Reporting Template delivery to the regulator. This data forms one strand of the full data set included in their Solvency II reporting.
The existing solution was manual, resource heavy, prone to error and would not, in the medium term, satisfy the requirement to deliver data within a shortening time scale. The project looked to address these issues and requirements, through a multi phased approach which would look to incrementally reduce the BAU time to delivery. The delivery was complicated by concurrent firmwide changes to core front/back office requiring the controlled migration of solutions from old to new environments.
Our Role & Value
ISC’s role spanned the full length of the project, providing project management and expert analysis resource. The continual engagement ensured project knowledge remained within the project team, and with the concurrent adoption of Agile based work tools, experience and knowledge was shared beyond the project team.
At the completion of each incremental project phase, time to delivery was shortened and the building blocks for the next phase were put in place both on a developmental and infrastructure basis. The partnership between client & ISC allowed the project the certainty that consultants would always provide continuity in a programme with so many moving parts.
“I worked with consultants from ISC for 4+ years at Fidelity International. During this time, we found ISC consultants to be very professional and knowledgeable, particularly in the world of Investment Management. The consultants brought their experience to inject new ideas, innovation and pace in to the programmes of work. The deliverables were of excellent quality which set a precedent for others. They were proficient in both business and technical aspects, liaising with senior business stakeholders as well as technical developers. I would not hesitate to recommend ISC.”
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…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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,…READ MORE
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! We…READ MORE
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 /…READ MORE
IR35 Solution With the new tax year bringing the temporary suspension of the IR35 rules to an end, many clients and contractors may find themselves making difficult choices about resourcing and continuation. ISC provides an IR35 solution which allows clients to keep critical resource in place, de-risking the impact of IR35. Contact us now to…READ MORE
ISC: SFDR Deadline Approaching SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) will apply to products marketed and sold in the EU, and the first imminent deadline of 10/3/2021 is fast approaching. Whilst it is true that regulators may be re-thinking the stringency of the immediate regulations, have you classified your products under the various articles, have you…READ MORE
ISC: Regulatory Forum – Inaugural Meeting ISC hosted its inaugural regulatory forum where Heads of Regulatory Change gathered to share their experiences and challenges implementing regulatory change within the investment management landscape. Topics discussed included: Operational Resilience regulation SFDR/ESG challenges Regulatory Reporting – not just new regimes but also remediation of existing regime reporting Brexit…READ MORE
Fundipedia and ISC announce partnership to deliver data software solutions and consultancy to asset and wealth managers
Fundipedia and ISC announce partnership to deliver data software solutions and consultancy to asset and wealth managers Fundipedia and ISC are pleased to announce that they have entered a strategic partnership by joining forces to deliver Fundipedia and associated data consultancy services to global financial firms. The two organisations provide complimentary services and their partnership…READ MORE
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…READ MORE
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