Regulatory change, compliance and reporting
As a result of the global financial crisis, enhanced compliance standards have taken hold across the industry for all participants, particularly for alternative managers. Regulators are more focused on risk and reporting than ever before.
Wealth and asset management firms must respond to the new regulatory environment with more disclosure and proactive reporting. They are evaluating their current compliance infrastructure – including people, processes and technology – and thoroughly reviewing compliance policies and procedures.
The review process is by no means a one-off event. Given that many new regulations entail a lengthy and complex rule-making and implementation process, and then likely further amendments to those rules, the only certainty about regulatory reform is continued uncertainty.