Despite the current turmoil in investment markets, the rising tide of regulation hasn’t receded for asset managers. With the implementation of MiFID II in sight, the growing threat of a liquidity crisis in bond markets, uncertainty over BREXIT and significant developments in collateral management in derivatives trading, there seems to be no end in sight for the scrutiny of this US$87tn industry. Do asset managers deserve this level of regulation or this is an industry under siege? Is it time to fight back? What steps are global fund managers taking to pre-empt regulation by making innovative changes to their business models? Can they take a more proactive role in designing rules which not only protect investors but also allow the industry to grow?
Following the overwhelmingly successful inaugural event in March 2015, the Financial Times Regulation in Asset Management conference provides a unrivalled forum where senior EU and national regulators debate alongside CEOs, COOs and CIOs from some of the world’s leading fund houses on how the supervision of this key industry should evolve in the next 12 months.