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FCA ACD industry review...

Wednesday 30th June 2021
Ryan Johnson

FCA ACD Review Publication https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/fca-review-finds-weaknesses-some-host-authorised-fund-management-firms-governance-and-operations In response to the FCA ACD findings and publication today (see link above), as leading experts in the ACD market place, much of the FCA findings will come as no surprise to the industry regardless of how strong the wording used is 'significant findings'. Whilst the FCA is right to identify the concerns and lack of sufficient due diligence performed by the ACD, it…

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ACD Review, the FCA needs to go deeper and spend more time understanding the industry

Monday 1st March 2021
Ryan Johnson

Following the FCA engagement into the host ACD marketplace in December 2020, it can only be seen as a positive step that they are starting to try and understand the industry and how it has developed over time. However we would like…

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Recommendation: Fund failures, ACD take over, Fund suspension or put on risk, what can the FCA do

Sunday 7th February 2021
Ryan Johnson

We believe in order to best serve the investor, industry credibility and integrity as a whole, when a fund is put at risk or suspended the ACD who manages the…

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A definitive guide to determining if MPS managers no longer need to pay VAT on an MPS service

Tuesday 12th January 2021
Ryan Johnson

Brooks MacDonald, Brewin Dolphin, 7IM and AJ Bell are just a few familiar names you may recognise as recently and successfully removing the VAT from the MPS service it provides. In this guide and referring to these companies we provide a step by step guide in order that managers can determine if VAT can also be cut from the MPS service which it deliveries. Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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FCA ACD change predictions for 2021

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
Ryan Johnson

With the FCA engaging with all host ACDs over the December period there will be a raft of changes and recommendations that will be concluded over 2021 which sole aim should be to protect and act in the best interest of the investor. We detail what we believe the FCA will change and bring into…

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How confident are investors that there money is safe with a fund manager?

Tuesday 1st December 2020
Ryan Johnson

After conducting a poll sample we explore what a group of investors think and feel about how safe their money is by fund managers in todays climate... Full article available to clients, to…

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ACD Fund Value Assessment - Challenges

Sunday 8th November 2020
Ryan Johnson

The majority of issues in relation to the value assessment is the conclusion of the assessment that results in the Authorised Corporate…

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Is 2021 the year of consolidation for ACD and ManCo services?

Monday 26th October 2020
Ryan Johnson

Let us not underestimate the amount of work, responsibility and risk that the fund oversight function whether as an ACD or ManCo takes on versus the revenue it recieves from funds. The fund oversight function is essential and crucial to the industry but for which the profit margin is much smaller than…

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'Value for Money' considerations that must be added by the ACD to the FCA 7 categories

Thursday 6th August 2020
Ryan Johnson

The current FCA category guidelines for 'at least' seven areas as according to COLL 6.6.21R, 1. Quality of service 2. Performance 3. AFM costs - General 4. Economies of scale 5. Comparable market rates 6. Comparable services 7. Classes of units Following an initial round of assessments by a number of ACDs and managers has identified some shortcomings in capturing all the elements to provide a value for money assessment. There are…

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FCA Review - What is the point of the depositary, if nothing changes?

Sunday 12th July 2020
Ryan Johnson

The time has come for the role of the depositary to be scrutinised and questions asked is the current model fit for purpose? The FCA recently at the Funds Congress earlier in the year made it clear that the role of the depositary is an area that needs to be reviewed and considered as part of the fund oversight review that is scheduled to be delivered by Q4 2020. It was always inevitable and will come to no surprise of those in the industry that the role of the depositary is being scrutinised in this way. There is a collative responsibility between the ACD and depositary as to the oversight of funds. It is important that when…

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FCA concerns with the current ACD model and indication of what measures it is looking to put in place

Friday 8th May 2020
Ryan Johnson

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Crucial role the depositary plays or should play in the oversight and management of funds

Sunday 19th April 2020
Ryan Johnson

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Guide to selecting the right manager to manage your mandate

Thursday 5th March 2020
Ryan Johnson

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What does a good ACD do?

Wednesday 26th February 2020
Ryan Johnson

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