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You will see us providing commentary in many mainstream media outlets as leading experts in the fund management industry on all things fund oversight, ACD, the regulators role and all the fund supporting functions. We are and always will be completely independent, therefore feel like we provide a balanced, objective and expert knowledgable view which is hopefully to the benefit of all interested parties.

Our aim is to heighten the understanding and awareness for investors, clients and the various relevant stakeholders. We hope our input leads to raising standards in what can sometimes be complex matters in financial services.

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Media Stories - Providing Lloyd Expert Commentary...


RBS International: Merits of Independent Depositary Oversight
Financial Times: Marketplace Consolidation
Citywire: FCA to get tough on ACDs
Money Marketing: In-House ACD Model Enquiries on the rise after faith in external ACD Model is questioned by Managers
Financial Times: Fund Managers Under Pressure, focus on Liquidity
Citywire: Concerns around the FCA review of ACDs
Financial Times: Issues with the ACD model that the Woodford case has exposed
BBC: Due Diligence Requirements and Increase in scrutiny
Investment Week: FCA Probe into ACDs
Financial Times: FCA review into the role of the depositary

FCA Digital Interview January / February 2022 - Please Register

Monday 6th December 2021
Ryan Johnson

Following the overwhelming success regarding the interview with Lloyd Expert Consultancy Ltd and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), many more questions have been raised but unanswered on Assessment of Value (AoV). Therefore we are pleased to announce the intention to provide a digital and virtual live interview feed, over two 1 hour sessions, with the FCA directly asking the questions that matter to the fund management industry today, with a view of getting the application of AoV correct. This is in response to and as a result…

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Exclusive - Lloyd Expert Consultancy & FCA Discuss AoV

Tuesday 30th November 2021
Ryan Johnson

it was an honour and privledge to host the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for an exclusive discussion on Assessment of Value (AoV) and Q&As to what is important for Fund Managers, ACDs (AFMs) and Fund Boards. Please get in touch if you would like information as to the outcome and questions answered by the FCA in the event you weren't able to attend. Requests@lloydexpert.co.uk Please note this information is only available to professionals and relevant stakeholders

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Fund Forum UK - Lloyd Expert Panel Discuss - Assessment of Value (AoV)

Monday 29th November 2021
Ryan Johnson

Delighted to chair the important discussion on Assessment of Value (AoV) with a number of experts to hear their view, application and differences of oppinon that certainly made for a lively debate. A big thank you to the expert panel who joined me for this important debate and discussion, Laura Bampfylde - Director: Redington Wayne Green -…

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FCA handed new rule setting powers, goodbye ESMA

Wednesday 10th November 2021
Ryan Johnson

An amazing opportunity has arisen today in that the FCA has been handed the ultimate mandate enabling them to write or rewrite rules for the sector. This lack of ability previously was outlined as a frustration by Andrew…

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UK Fund Forum - AoV and putting the Fun back into Fund Management

Sunday 7th November 2021
Ryan Johnson

Lloyd Expert Consultancy Ltd is delighted to support the first UK Fund Forum at the Hilton in London on Monday 29th November 2021 and 30th November 2021. We will be discussing all things Assessment of Value as well as providing a FREE assessment of value for managers attending the event. This will be provided completely confidentially and bespoke to the individual manager / sponsor attending. Please come and pick up your bespoke pack from us during the event. We will…

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What fund buyers ought to consider and its not all about ESG...

Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Ryan Johnson

Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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Top 10 areas of consideration IFAs/Wealth Managers and Sponsors use when finding a fund manager to run thier mandate

Wednesday 27th October 2021
Ryan Johnson

Having advised a number of IFAs, wealth managers over the years and carried out a selection process of fund managers to run the money, we have combined, created, the top 10 consistent areas and considerations used when selecting the right manager to run the money. What may surprise some is that previous performance is a lot further down the list than…

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Thinking of launching a fund range, what is the viability level...

Saturday 9th October 2021
Ryan Johnson

Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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UK Regulator FCA v European Regulator ESMA

Thursday 30th September 2021
Ryan Johnson

The key differences we have come to learn in attitude and approach to regulation of the fund management industry. As Europe look to adopt the Assessment of Value (AoV) on the fund ranges what else will follow. Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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FCA S166 - Reputational or Financial Damage for Fund Managers / Sponsors?

Saturday 25th September 2021
Ryan Johnson

Having been asked by a number of managers recently about the ACD market review and been told that they have had an indication the FCA were taking a stronger stance including consideration of issuing a section 166 to those ACDs that appear to be failing, we detail the process when a S166 has been issued and what to expect. The question many managers and sponsors have asked is, Are Fund Managers / Sponsors and their funds exposed to financial or reputational damage regardless if investors are retail or instutional if they become aware that the fund oversight function of an ACD has been issued with a S166. This is a key question and as the industry has…

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Challenges of total ESG exclusions and what is acceptable to investors

Saturday 11th September 2021
Ryan Johnson

Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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Fund at risk due AoV which is dependant on the ACD...

Friday 10th September 2021
Ryan Johnson

Unfortunately we currently find ourselves in the situation that sponsors and managers AoV of the fund and its remedies are down to which ACD the fund is with. This is due to the different interpretation, quality and understanding that the regulator is trying to address with the ACD marketplace. The result in difference can be significant as fund buyers start to consider the AoV across the marketplace and sponsors are forced to reduce the fees to bring down the OCF because of what the ACD has calculated. Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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UK Investors in European Funds what will the future hold as a result of Brexit

Sunday 8th August 2021
Ryan Johnson

Full article available to clients, to subscribe and receive access to all articles please email, requests@lloydexpert.co.uk

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Assessment of Value - Key areas Funds need to take note

Friday 16th July 2021
Ryan Johnson

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 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 must recognise the lack of understanding or support in providing guidance and advice to the standard that an ACD must employ when taking on a new manager or reviewing an existing manager in…

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