Funds face unique challenges in performing intermediary oversight, and especially so because of MiFID II requirements, changing regulatory landscapes, and the absence of an industry agreed-upon standard between funds and their distribution channels. To help address these challenges, a dedicated working group developed a uniform due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) that will serve as the standard for investment funds (UCITS and AIFs) in performing onboarding and ongoing oversight of distribution channels.
The 27th edition of EFAMA's Investment Management Forum will be held on 18-19 November 2021. Due to the uncertainty regarding the evolution of the pandemic and related travel restrictions, the event will be held virtually.
This year's programme will cover highly topical issues, including sustainability reporting standards, advice and inducements, alternative fund regulations and supervision of investment management firms in Europe. The event will also feature a panel discussion among top notch CEOs, as well as keynote addresses by European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and MEP Philippe Lamberts.