The new regulatory requirement of MiFID II has been in effect for six months and it appears to be working. This recent Bloomberg article really caught our attention as it highlights an astonishing +70% increase in the reported trading volumes for European ETFs.
When thinking about investment management and how to grow your business, there is more to focus on than performance. We can all agree that performance is the key driver to asset-raising however, no investor will allocate money to your firm without the proper operational or compliance infrastructure. That means for asset managers, regulation is a key topic.
Most firms are aware of topics that directly affect their business, but what about regulation that has a secondary effect? The investment management business is a global business—so regulation, both in the U.S. and overseas, impacts asset managers.