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International fund distribution: a key success factor for French asset management companies

French asset management companies have been impacted by the financial crisis and had to cope with significant levels of redemptions. In order to find an alternative for growth, French players are increasingly considering global fund distribution.

EMIR / MiFID 2: impact assessment for OTC derivatives

The regulatory agenda around the supervision of OTC derivatives in Europe is busy these days. EMIR came into force in January 2013 and MiFID 2 will follow in January 2014. They both have significant impacts on asset management companies: higher needs for liquid assets, changes in collateral management, adaptation of operational internal and external processes are some examples.

Get ready for FATCA: action plan for French asset management players

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an important development in U.S. efforts to improve tax compliance involving foreign financial assets and offshore accounts. FATCA will require foreign financial institutions to report directly to the IRS information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or held by foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. The regulation has some huge impacts on non-US financial institutions: revised KYC approach and processes, revised asset flow analysis, specific IRS documentation to provide, etc...