Improve Your MiFID II Efficiency by Using RegTech DataHub© – A New Data Framework

CMP has created a value-added solution called RegTech DataHub© that is a complete data framework collecting all MiFID II related data provided by Esma and other complementary sources. All the data is combined and structured in a way that leads to more efficient usage of MiFID II data and potentially huge cost savings.

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From Soft Law to Hard Law: Fundamental Changes in Expectations For ESG Integration Among Asset Managers And Investment Advisors

As described in the previous blog, the European Commission has presented an action plan for financing sustainable growth (read it here). We go a step further in this blog by zooming in on concrete proposals from the action plan and examples of the consequences this can have for capital market players.

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EU’s Action Plan For Financing Sustainable Growth Entails New Regulation for Financial Institutions

Responsible Investment and sustainable growth are amongst the hottest topics in the financial world. The European Commission has placed itself in front of this agenda with the launch of their ‘Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth’. The first EU regulation is already adopted, yet financial market participants are only at the beginning of this regulatory movement with sustainability as the focal point. Follow the first blog about the importance of ESG and sustainability in the capital market.

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SFTR & EMIR – Same Same but Different?

By Christian Thygesen, Partner & Chairman of the Board | The 27th of May, 2019

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How Far Are We From Transparency in Financial Data?

Status on Post-trade Transparency Data Availability

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Fata Morgana or Reality? Quality Improvements in Investor Advisory Services

Background: This week the Danish Financial Supervisory Authorities (Finanstilsynet) published its second thematic report on the implementation of the MiFID II directive. The first report published in June 2018 assessed the structure of the Danish UCITS fund market post MiFID II

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Sourcing – A Reinforced Trend?

By Christian Thygesen, Partner & Chairman of the Board | The 23rd of November, 2018

Some 6 years ago, we at Capital Market Partners (CMP) toured the country visiting smaller and medium sized banks to suggest looking at the possibility of outsourcing (parts of) their Back-Office operations, in particular the settlement and custody of non-Danish securities. To put it nicely, our success was limited. We struggled to understand why these institutions wanted to maintain operations which – on a cost-per-transaction basis – seemed expensive. We never came up with a better answer than the idea that it was part of the DNA of these institutions to have such a department. Read more

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing – How to Get the Right Match

There is a movement within the financial industry regarding sourcing. Some companies choose to outsource, while others decide to pull back similar tasks previously outsourced. But, why do we experience these different moves? Which factors determine whether something should be outsourced or taken back into the organization? The right match of whether to in- or outsource can be very different from one organization to another. But the reasoning behind, why to in- or outsource, should always depend on company specific objectives.

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What Does it Take to Ensure Accurate and Timely NAV?

Net Asset Value (NAV) is value per share of a mutual fund or an exchange-traded fund (ETF) on a specific date or time. For fund managers, this means that accurate prices must be provided on a daily basis in a highly regulated and fast-moving environment – this post goes through four steps that elaborate on how to ensure accurate and timely NAV in relation to processes, system and platform, data and controls.

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7 Key Takeaways in Fintechgration – Implementing a Fintech Solution

We see a development within the financial sector and in the capital market – a development driven by technologies and developed by an increasing number of FinTech startups. For established financial institutions, this means that they are looking at a new landscape where partnerships and integration are getting a whole new meaning. This will bring on new challenges for both sides. In this post we give a you seven key takeaways from the FinTech side and from the process of implementing a FinTech solution.

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