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Improvement for PRIIPs: SaaS improves compliance in asset mangagement

May 09, 2020 – Whether the European Securities and Markets Authority ESMA will implement its plans for the further development of the MiFid II/MiFIR financial markets directive this year as planned is anything but certain in view of the corona pandemic. In principle, however, the current situation does not change anything about ESMA’s general objective…

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Automated regulatory reporting for asset managers and insurance companies: LPA Group cooperates with RegTech specialist acarda

April 01, 2020 – acarda, RegTech specialist for regulatory reporting and data management solutions for asset managers, fund administrators and insurance companies cooperates with the LPA Group, one of the world’s leading developers and consultants for technology-based capital market solutions (CapTech), from April 2020. In the first step of the cooperation, the LPA Group is…

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Despite of Corona Crisis: acarda continuously delivers reliable services

March 26, 2020 – In the face of the COVID-19 crisis and market volatility, acarda´s highest priority is the health and safety of its community – of its clients, and its employees – without sacrificing the reliability and quality of its services. According to a recent appeal of CSSF that urges all supervised entities to review their current organisational setup, acarda immediately took…

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Extension of financial reporting deadlines for listed companies

March 30, 2020 – Find below the latest actions from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) to support listed companies during the coronavirus crisis. One such measure announced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in collaboration with the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and…

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acarda statement on Covid-19

March 12, 2020 – Due to the current developments of the circulating Corona Virus (COVID-19) we would like to inform you that we have taken preventive and protective measures for the health of our employees and at the same time ensure that our business operations are maintained at all times.  Especially in this time with…

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acarda workshop: Cost Transparency Initiative – Guidance, Strategy and Implementation

February 13, 2020 – Following our webinar on how to implement the new framework of Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) templates, we held a highly practical half-day workshop in London.  Together with the PLSA and The Investment Association (THEIA), we provided an update of the current status of CTI to the industry. We also showed an implementation approach based on the regulatory…

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PLSA Investment Conference 2020

January 21, 2020 – acarda is exhibiting at the PLSA Investment Conference taking place at the EICC in Edinburgh in March 11-13. An event which brings together 1000 pension professionals including CIOs, pension managers, trustees, consultants and finance professionals and their advisers for the UK’s largest conference of its kind. The programme offers a mix of…

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ESAs hearing in November: acarda tackling changes regarding Key Information Document (KID) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs)

December 12, 2019 – On November 29, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) held a public hearing on their Consultation Paper issued in October 2019. The Consultation Paper included potential amendments for the PRIIPs regulations (Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) and Key Information Documents (KIDs). The KID for PRIIPs is a mandatory, three-page A4 informative…

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ESAs Joint Consultation Paper concerning amendments to the PRIIPs KID

November 26, 2019 – On 16 October 2019, European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) released a consultation paper on the potential amendments to the PRIIPs Delegated Regulation. The goal of the proposed changes is to address the concerns raised by stakeholders after the first version of PRIIPS was released in March 2017. Main issues that have been…

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acarda´s digital platform AREP supports new Money Market Funds Regulation

October 22, 2019 – On July 19, 2019 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued its final report on the guidelines of reporting under Article 37 of the Money Market Funds Regulation. Reporting requirements under the MMF Regulation encompass two reporting templates, the largest of them amounting to over 160 fields. The Regulation will…

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acarda covers the Fund Cost Template of the CTI for UK Asset Managers

acarda is ready to produce the template for disclosure of fund costs and charges to institutional investors for UK asset managers. The newly launched “Main Account Template” of the Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI), a UK industry working group, is even supported by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an observer.

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