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Phygital workplace, does this sound familiar to you?

The new term phygital is a blend of PHYsical + diGITAL. It defines a user experience in the physical world through digital technologies, making it possible to improve experiences both at the office and in workspaces at home. Today’s definition of a workplace has been disrupted since the acceleration of work digitalization and the drop in office occupancy du […]

Ready or not…PRIIPs KID implementation deadline for UCITS funds is coming soon!

On 3 February 2021, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) submitted draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to the European Commission. These contained amendments to the key information document (KID) for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs). Although some national competent authorities on EIOPA’s board expressed reserva […]
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German interest rate could boost your fund market shares

2020 was quite a year, bringing huge challenges to the asset management industry, and beyond. Now, here we are in 2021 and optimism is in the air…especially for German investors! The story so far Back in 2018, the German Investment Tax Act (GITA) was completely revamped. It lightened the complex tax reporting that funds (and therefore asset managers) were en […]
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The bright side: positive M&A trends for 2021

A marked upturn in European dealmaking over recent months, as well as progress made on vaccine distribution, have given dealmakers cause for optimism in 2021 As we look ahead, a combination of mid-market resurgence, technology and consolidation driven acquisitions, and private equity (PE) firms’ pressing need to deploy dry powder are all expected to fuel M& […]
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Resetting the learning function

The worldwide pandemic sparked fundamental changes on how business is conducted and brought new work paradigms such as remote working to the surface. Human resources (HR) management is one area that has been significantly impacted: from recruitment to onboarding, and continuous learning to performance management, the HR function has had to think fast. Rethink […]
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PRI Revises Reporting Rules for 2021

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a UN-supported network of investors working to promote responsible investment (RI), has made extensive changes to its transparency report framework. The principles were launched in 2006, and the PRI has now revamped the requirements for the  upcoming 2021 reporting cycle. The difference between this new repo […]
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