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42 minutes | 4 months ago
Finding the Commercial Value from D&I inside 3 very different perspectives
Shannon Eastman and I talk about her question to a dozen professionals in Financial Service Industry: "What in your perspective is the reason why D&I is still resisted by firms beyond a box ticking exercise?" The 3 unique perspectives at the table: the regulator, the firm and D&I consultants along with a brief exploration into the commercial value D&I offers business. go here
34 minutes | 5 months ago
2020 in review starting with our Dec 2019 predictions for 2020
Shannon Eastman and I revisit our 2020 Predictions as part of our 12-month review. We look at the December 2019 predictions, and highlights that include: Adrian Whelan, Sam Glynn, Mark Fritz, Bob Quinn, #FIMC2020. We touch on 2021 activities coming up featuring Andrea Dermody of Dermody D&I Advisory, FIMC2021, Crypto, ESG, ILP, and there's still more.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Complying with the new ESG requirements with Bill Prew and Victoria Gillespie
In this episode, I'm joined by Bill Prew and Victoria Gillespie of Indos. We chat about how firms are approaching compliance with the new ESG requirements, the challenges they face and the opportunities available tp firms who really buy into the new ESG regime.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Managing Due Diligence with Monel Amin
In the CP86 'Dear CEO' letter, the Central Bank calls out that mancos need to be better at performing due diligene before appointing a delegate and annually thereafter. It especially referenced due diligene where a manco has multiple delegate investment managers. But, as anyone who has been involved in requesting or providing due diligence information will know, the entire process is usually document-heavy and an administrative headache. Is there a better way? To find out, I'm joined by Monel Amin of Diligence Vault who shares her insights and experience of best practices in managing due diligence.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Leaders' Lounge with Shannon Eastman
Session 5 on Friday 6 Nov is dedicate to those in leadership positions and those who support them. It contains topics on the Organisational Effectiveness Role, Time Commitments for Directors and Cybersecurity for Directors. There is even a case study on wellbeing in the workplace. On this podcast, I'm joined by Shannon Eastman, Teach A Brand To Fish, to summarise what attendees can expect from the Leaders' Lounge session at CP86 MiniCon. But first, we chat about MiniCon itself, how it came about and what we hope attendees will take away from the event - and, of course, the by-now famous Digital Goodie Bag!!
25 minutes | 7 months ago
What happens when things go wrong with Michael Tuohy and Arnaud Barosi
With the best will in the world, sometimes things go wrong and firms suffer a breach of their regulatory obligations. For this episode of The Aquest Podcast, I chat with Michael Tuohy and Arnaud Barosi about what happens when things go wrong. We talk about the increased use of Risk Mitigation Programmes for asset management firms and what this means in practice. We also chat about Independent Expert Reports and, lastly, the Administrative Sanctions Procedure. The MiniCon session on 'What happens when things go wrong' takes place on Thursday November 5th and this podcast will give you a real taster for what to expect. Enjoy!
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Regulatory Landscape for Mancos - Latest Development with Shane Coveney
The first session of the CP86 MiniCon deals with the emerging regulatory landscape for Mancos - a hyper-relevant topic given the immient arrival of the Commission's AIFMD consultation and the Central Bank's CP86 'Dear CEO' letter. Shane Coveney, Dillion Eustace, joins me for this episode of the Aquest Podcast to chat through what attendees can expect from this CP86 MiniCon session. Connect with Shane Coveney: LinkedIn www.dilloneustace.com
29 minutes | 7 months ago
CP86 Solutions: Options available to SMICs and Legacy ManCos with Eoin Motherway
With the cohort of legacy mancos and SMICs reconsidering their resourcing models, I chat with Eoin Motherway of AMX about the options available to them to meet regulatory expectations. Eoin gives a taste of what to expect at the CP86 MiniCon session on CP86 Solutions with some valuable insights into the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Connect with Eoin Motherway: LinkedIn https://theamx.com/
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Oversight of Delegates with John Phinney
The way that mancos go about supervising their delegates, particularly the investment managers, is changing. Regulator expectations about the depth and quality of delegate monitoring are increasing with intrusive oversight and constructive challenge the order of the day. In this episode, I'm joined by John Phinney of Convergence to chat about his upcoming CP86 MiniCon sesssion on emerging best practices in delegate oversight. We chat about how mancos can plug into new and easy-to-use data sources to bolster their oversight. We also chat about the changing dynamic of the relationship between mancos and investment managers - how will investment managers feel about this new instrusive approach? Connect with John Phinney LinkedIn https://convergenceinc.com/
26 minutes | 7 months ago
CP86 Solutions: Staff Up or go Third Party with Nicola Gerety
Tuesday's session (3 Nov) at CP86 MiniCon will deal with the solutions available to legacy mancos and SMICs who need to change their resourcing model. That session will be co-hosted by Nicola Gerety of AMX and she joins me on this podcast to set the scene. We chat about the types of questions investment managers have when considering the third party manco option and the challenges and timelines involved. We also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of establishing your own manco. Finally, we talk about value for money and the need for both in-house and third party mancos to demonstrate they are not just a compliance cost. Connect with Nicola Gerety: LinkedIn https://theamx.com/
33 minutes | 7 months ago
The new European regulatory regime for ESG explained with Tara O'Reilly
With a myriad of new rules on ESG facing fund mancos, who better to walk us through these requirements than Tara O'Reilly, Partner and Co-Head in Arthur Cox’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. We chat about what the new rules mean for fund mancos, the deadline for compliance and what needs to be done before then. We also chat about the ESG regime generally - will it really make the world a better place? Connect with Tara O'Reilly: LinkedIn
52 minutes | 8 months ago
A look into the Investor's Universe with John Phinney
49 minutes | a year ago
The Aquest Podcast Perspectives on Blockchain & Crypto
The Aquest Podcast Perspectives on Blockchain & Crypto with Andrew Tzialli
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