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Insider perspective on Commission Management 

23rd February 2024

Investment advisors play a vital role in guiding investors towards suitable investment funds and allocations. For this important function they often are paid a commission, also known as trailer fee or retrocession, by the asset manager. And since this remuneration forms a relevant part of the advisor’s revenue, it is key for the product provider to have commission calculation and related payments efficiently set up. 

Insider perspective on how fund data management impacts fund distribution

8th February 2024

More than 25 years ago, when I started in the financial services industry, it was enough to collect and disseminate around 50 data points for an investment fund to be added on a distribution platform or in a data vendor’s database.

Insider perspective on distributor due diligence 

2nd February 2024

I initially joined Acolin as a Due Diligence Officer and have been a Due Diligence Team Lead for a year and a half now.  In former roles as a lawyer, I worked and participated in several M&A transaction due diligence projects. But it is only since I joined Acolin that I came to fully understand […]

Insider perspective on fund distribution 

25th January 2024

I have been working in the asset management industry for more than 2 decades, having had the chance to cover various roles in different firms, from Portfolio Management to Consultant as well as Sales & Business Development. 

Navigating the European ETF Landscape with the Acolin Distribution Network Management (DNM) service

15th December 2023

In the ever-changing world of financial markets, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular among investors. As the fund flows numbers for 2023 roll in, we again see that investors are replacing holdings on traditional UCITS funds with investments in ETF’s. Acolin is at the center of fund distribution in Europe and our specialized Distribution Network Management (DNM) service has seen these changes first-hand. Here we explore the nuances of Acolin DNM service and how it seamlessly integrates ETFs into key distribution platforms.

Getting the essentials of fund distribution right 

27th October 2023

The world of finance is ever-evolving, innovation and technology are continuously shaping how we research, find and invest in funds. As Acolin, we look on us as one of the game-changers in the industry, with our dedication to simplifying and streamlining the complex world of fund distribution. We get our asset manager clients close to the action relevant for them and their products.  

Update to the UK Financial Services regulation – UK Consumer Duty

5th October 2023

In changing fund distribution landscape, new UK regulation for open products and services, has come into force on 31st July 2023: “The UK Consumer Duty”.

Navigating the Pull Market: Strategies for Standing Out and Succeeding

29th August 2023

In a market teeming with over a hundred thousand funds overseen by numerous asset managers, a crucial question emerges: how can you stand out? The concise answer: deliver results, cultivate recognition, and ensure accessibility.

Fusing Tradition and Innovation in Finance: Embarking on a Dynamic Journey

16th August 2023

Within the realm of finance, an arena driven by ceaseless innovation lies a potent formula for progress: the fusion of tradition and innovation.

Are we seeing green shoots in asset raising for funds?

21st June 2023

After a lengthy period of macro-economic uncertainty, geopolitical stresses and political upheaval, we are seeing the first signs of improving investor interest.

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Update on the UK Consumer Duty

15th May 2023

The UK Consumer Duty requires product manufactures to implement the rules for open products and services by 31 July 2023

Acolin expands into the US to meet growing client demand

9th January 2023

Acolin, a leading cross-border fund distribution specialist, today announced it has established an on-the-ground presence in the US

Acolin strengthens Luxembourg office with new Managing Director 

20th September 2022

Acolin announces the appointment of fund distribution regulatory expert Jean Louis Catrysse.

The new Acolin: Connecting you to opportunity

4th April 2022

A new, hollistic approach to fund distribution…

Acolin sponsors Distribution Risk & Oversight conference

7th March 2022

Acolin is announced as the main sponsor of the Distribution Risk & Oversight Conference…

Warning regarding “acolinFX.com”

30th September 2021

ACOLIN warns against responding to an offer on the website www.acolinfx.com which…

New starter interview: Roxana Mahboubian

15th September 2021

Roxana joined Acolin in July 2021 to help drive and execute the growth strategy in the UK.

Can investors capture a hedge fund’s “Golden Hour”?

23rd June 2021

Investment funds exist for one reason and one reason only. To exploit perceived price…

Going against the grain. Why charging clients to access their data is wrong

11th June 2021

The data provided in the DDQ is the property of our partners, not ours.

ACOLIN completes acquisition of GFA to add distribution oversight and data analytics capabilities

26th April 2021

ACOLIN, a leading provider of regulatory and cross-border fund distribution services…

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AT – FMA confirms its regulatory fees for funds in 2024

26th February 2024

The Austrian Financial Market supervisory authority published last week its annual supervisory fees applicable to funds in 2024. For foreign UCITS marketed in Austria, the tariff remains unchanged compared to 2022 and 2023. 600 EUR per (mono) fund and 200 EUR for any additional sub-fund (umbrella).

LU – CSSF relaxes rules on UCITS/UCIs and AIFs investment in virtual assets

23rd February 2024

Yesterday, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier relaxed its rules on virtual assets investments. Luxembourg UCITS and UCIs AIFs may now invest directly (and indirectly) in virtual assets under the condition that their units/shares are only marketed to well-informed investors or pension funds (for UCITS/UCIs and well-informed investors for AIFs).

EU – The Council removes 4 countries form the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

21st February 2024

Yesterday, the Council of the European Union adopted the revision of the non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The Council decided to remove Bahamas, Belize, Seychelles and Turks and Caicos Islands from list.

GB – FCA publishes good practice and areas of improvement on Consumer Duty implementation

21st February 2024

On 20 February 2024, the FCA published its good practice and areas of improvement on the implementation of the Consumer duty rules. These rules came into force in last summer requiring firms to act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers.

BE – FSMA increases its supervisory fees for UCITS cross-border marketing in 2024

14th February 2024

The Belgian Financial securities and Markets Authority published yesterday an update of its supervisory fees for 2024. The initial inward marketing of foreign UCITS in Belgium increases from EU 434 last year to EU 471 payable per subfund no later than one month after receiving the invitation to pay.

LU – CSSF updates its technical guidance on AIFMD reporting

6th February 2024

On January 31, 2024, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier in Luxembourg updated its technical guidance on AIFMD reporting. Following the addition of a third channel to submit AIFMD reporting to the Commission, the technical guidance includes now the eDesk link.

GB – HMT confirmed equivalence assessment for EEA states under the UK’s Overseas Funds Regime (OFR)

31st January 2024

On January 30, 2024, the HMT notified the House about the Government findings EEA states including EU member states equivalent under the Overseas Funds Regime. This decision will concern the UCITS except Money Market Funds (MMF) due to the related ongoing regulatory developments.

IT – Consob updates its regulatory maintenance fees

31st January 2024

The Consob has published its new tariff for the marketing in Italy of Undertaking for collective investments in transferable securities (UCITS), European Long Term investment funds and other Alternative investment funds.

LU – BCL reminds the forthcoming application of enforcement procedures fo non-compliance of the statistical reporting requirements and stops e-mail transmission

19th January 2024

The regulation (EU) 2022/1917 (ECB/2022/31) of the European Central Bank of 29 September 2022 on infringement procedures in cases of non-compliance with statistical reporting requirements will be applicable from 30 April 2024 to statistical data collected by the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) for the statistical collections listed in Annex I that includes investment funds.

EU – ESMA updates its QA on MiFID and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics

16th January 2024

End of last year, ESMA published a new version of its “QA on MiFID and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics”. ESMA updated a question on the aggregation of fees in the section Information on costs and charges and provides clarification on how indicate the parts of the total costs and charges paid in or […]