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Blockchain: A storm in the Fund Industry?

Blockchain: A storm in the Fund Industry?

In the early stage of stock exchanges, trading was a very straightforward process without any intermediaries involved. An investor was selling its asset of value and directly received a payment in return.

Read the full white paper (pdf) "Blockchain: A storm in the Fund Industry?" by our consultant Nelson Dossogne.

 

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How blockchain is disrupting the financial sector

How blockchain is disrupting the financial sector

Blockchain is one of the hot topics nowadays. Most people heard already about blockchain, yet few people know what really can be expected from it. This technology will have a big impact on the public sector, digital applications, internet of things, etc. Even though the whole blockchain idea is still in uncharted waters, it is clearly disrupting the financial sector.

Read the full paper (PDF) "How blockchain is disrupting the financial sector"   from our consultant Riemer Vandepitte.

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Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF)

Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF)

On 14 July 2016, the Luxembourg Parliament has voted a new law for the purpose of creating a new type of alternative investment fund, the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (the “RAIF”). The RAIF law is dated 23 July 2016 and has been published in the Luxembourg official gazette on 28 July 2016. This law offers a mechanism “directly inspired” by the current available fund regimes.

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Strategy of regulation or regulatory strategy

Strategy of regulation or regulatory strategy

For many years now, new regulation comes out as a top concern in financial industry surveys. Implementing the vast amount of new regulation proves to be very challenging for all stakeholders, even regulators themselves, in terms of scoping, budgeting and timing. Moreover, the new regulation is truly transforming the context to do business at various levels and it should be top of mind in strategic thinking, business model design, management and day-to-day client servicing and processing. Implementing new regulation is not just about becoming compliant anymore, it is all about anticipating and understanding the transformation the regulation is leading to in order to make the change happen in a value adding and winning way. Regulation are setting the rules of the game and how can you be good at playing the game if you do not understand the rules?

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