Cyber Attach

CYBER SECURITY FOR FUND MANAGERS: MITIGATING RISK

“There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Robert Mueller, former Director of the FBI. Over the past few years the media has whipped up a frenzy around the concept of cyber attacks and the vulnerabilities we all face in this new and evolving online world;…

Turning the Corner

TURNING THE CORNER INTO 2016 – MARKET IMPACTS

The asset management industry has undoubtedly entered a period of unprecedented change over the past few years, which has resulted in creating an environment that has been challenging for fund managers. 2015 saw competition rapidly increase as the number of managers in the industry continued to escalate.

Standing out

ASSET MANAGEMENT: STANDING OUT IN 2017

Disruption was the word on everyone’s lips in 2016. In a year when fee compression reached its peak, investor scrutiny was at an all time high and regulation tightened on a global basis, asset managers felt the squeeze…but where does this leave the industry as we move in to 2017? Increased flows to small and…

Swiss Mountain

The implications of the new Swiss rules on the distribution of Private Equity Funds in Switzerland

In September 2012, Switzerland adopted a new law to regulate its prosperous but mostly unregulated financial industry. The law triggered the revision of two documents defining the distribution of collective investment schemes in Switzerland. Those documents are known as the Collective Investment Scheme Act (“CISA”) and the Collective Investment Ordinance (“CISO”). CISA and CISO entered into force on March 1st, 2013.

Indian Investments

INDIAN INVESTMENTS ‘AN EARLY INNINGS’

It’s not too late to invest in India. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently predicted that India would be the fastest growing major economy in the world by 2016. It has already become evident that investors are starting to look to mutual funds and ETFs with significant Indian holdings in order to take advantage of…

Perfect storm

BRAZIL ‘A PERFECT POLITICAL STORM’

Keith Mahon, Managing Director of Apex Uruguay, talks about the political economic situation in Brazil as it undergoes a “perfect storm” of political instability and economic weakness: “Brazil was for years the first letter of the BRICS´, a symbol for the massive growth of the developing world in the previous decade. Now, however, the situation has…