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30 janvier, 2018

Two Years Post Regulatory Adoption: CRM2 Implementation Deficiencies Remain

The 2017 year-end investment statements will represent Canadian investors’ second set following the industry-wide adoption of the CRM2 transparency requirements that came into force on July 15 2016. Investors should once again pay attention to increased detail regarding total compensation paid to their investment professional in addition to the dollar-weighted performance returns that they achieved.
23 janvier, 2018

Hedge Fund Managers Looking to Grow AUM Must Ensure That Marketing Materials Adhere to Sound Industry Practices

The hedge fund industry is cut-throat competitive and it is therefore intuitive as to why these firms would go to great lengths in order to provide prospective and existing investors with as many favorable differentiating factors as possible. To this point, sound practices, if implemented properly, can assist hedge fund managers to distinguish themselves from
17 janvier, 2018

Is Your Firm a Leader at Detecting Money Laundering?

As each year goes by the world becomes more and more complex. ‎With respect to the investment management industry we can point to many topics. Included in that list is the topic of money laundering. Regulators have made inroads at heightening prevention. However, they have no time to rest on their laurels as criminals will
11 janvier, 2018

Shhhhhhh…..the Big Secret: What the Industry Does Not Want to Divulge About Custodian, Administrator Output Accuracy

The degree of profitability for custodian and administrator service providers is predicated on keeping costs low and scaling the business with volume. Typically, many of these firms’ employees are tainted by certain stigmas: insufficiently trained, underpaid, poorly incented and over-worked. This is especially true in the case of public entities obsessed with meeting or exceeding
4 janvier, 2018

Considerations to Replace Portfolio Managers Run Aplenty – Investors Must Be Mindful Not to Pull Trigger Without Following Thoughtful Process

Heisler and Nipp (2017) produced a solid text that touches on the broad topic of investment manager selection inclusive of considerations and process about changing managers. In essence, they make the point of there being costs associated with switching investment managers, and that changes should only take place following a thorough process that incorporates both