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23rd September 2020 - Blog Posts

Financial Services and Investment Managers as in so many other industries, remain struggling to navigate in these uncertain times. The speed and rapid transformation of what was previously held and considered as normal working practices have become huge challenges, particularly around resources which are now predominantly remote workers, with many of them furloughed. Business leaders … Read more

Transacting the Transactional

7th September 2020 - Blog Posts

It’s about the only time it’s with gratitude that we can use a couple of acronym; PRIIPS and KIDs, and be grateful!…The alternative is having to use all our time saying – Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation (“PRIIPs Regulation”) combined with its related brother, the Key Information Disclosure (KID). These directives have been … Read more

The Reality of Compliance for Real Estate Fund managers

31st July 2020 - Blog Posts

Real Estate Fund managers are always seeking to reduce their Compliance and Regulatory reporting burden, with the pressure of ‘business as usual’ it can be extremely challenging to manage everything effectively. This enables solutions like Regulatory Hosting to enter the field of play. Regulatory Hosting is best described as a predominantly tech-driven and automated Compliance … Read more

Launching a Real Estate fund – how to use regulatory hosting platforms to your advantage

21st July 2020 - Blog Posts

On-going regulatory changes, particularly in relation to the AIFMD, have played a large role in the increasing attraction of regulatory hosting platforms, as they can offer regulatory and compliance solutions, while reducing the administrative and cost burdens for real estate firms in the early phases. A regulatory hosting platform enables investment advisers and real estate … Read more

Understanding the power of AML software to streamline compliance processing for Corporate finance teams

20th July 2020 - Blog Posts

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) is at the heart of the compliance function but financial institutions around the world still struggle with a range of efficiency challenges. In this increasingly challenging environment, corporate finance teams need to think differently about AML compliance, implementing solutions that are rigorous enough to satisfy their regulatory responsibilities but nimble and efficient … Read more

How is Private Equity & Real Estate funds benefiting from Anti-Money Laundering software during Covid-19?

18th June 2020 - Blog Posts

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented global challenges and economic disruption. It has also led to an increase in Covid-19-related crimes, including fraud, cybercrime, misdirection or exploitation of government funds or international financial assistance.  This is impacting on the ability of government and the private sector to implement anti-money laundering (AML) obligations in areas … Read more

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and Coronavirus – what’s next?

29th May 2020 - Blog Posts

As we all know, the global financial crisis forced the European Union to regulate the alternative investment industry including hedge funds, real estate funds and private equity – many of which remained largely unregulated on a grand, global scale. As a result, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) was implemented in the EU in … Read more

How is compliance outsourcing supporting the Real Estate Fund industry?

18th February 2020 - Blog Posts

The real estate fund industry has been subject to a host of new regulations in the last few years, and as for most asset classes, regulatory demands look set to become more complex. What is the effect of compliance outsourcing on the industry? In 2019 publications including PERE and RBC reported that 27 per cent of the real … Read more

Are you taking too much risk from onboarding clients?

7th August 2019 - Blog Posts

Onboarding clients and investors can carry a great deal of risk in the current climate when compliance procedures are so stringent. How could Lawson Conner’s MaxComply software support your business with the onboarding process? AML and KYC The biggest risk factors centre around Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer. AML regulations have been big news … Read more