Industry Insights

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 […]

Proposed amendments to sale-and-leaseback. How ready are you?

In mid-2020, the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) received a question on how to measure a lease liability and right-of-use (ROU) asset on a sale-and-leaseback transaction with fully variable payments. You might be wondering what sparked this question in the first place. Well, IFRS 16 prohibits the inclusion of variable lease payments (except for those […]
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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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Electric vehicle taxation: who’s leading the pack?

Incentives for a greener future When we think about the future, fighting global climate change features high up on our list of priorities. As part of the 2016 Paris Agreement, most European countries are on board and working towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the government efforts seen up until now focus on mobility decarbonization (ac […]
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