While Brexit brings uncertainty, it also brings opportunities for financial services firms. Cordium has a range of options available to help businesses plan for the post-Brexit environment.
Brexit undoubtedly raises some serious challenges for the global financial services industry operating from the UK, a key one being access to EU investors using either the MiFID or AIFMD marketing passports.
UCITS managers have additional challenges as they could find that their funds are no longer regarded as UCITS, meaning that they would lose the ability to distribute them in Europe, as the concept of third country passporting does not exist in the UCITS Directive. Businesses should be working with their lawyers and advisers now to identify where Brexit may affect their business and devise a Brexit plan which addresses the impact on the firm’s people, systems and processes as well as the regulatory, fiscal and legal position. Some firms may find that they have little to do while others may have to redefine their operating model.
Cordium has a strong belief in the resilience and resourcefulness of the industry is and confident it will find ways to ensure that business continues to flourish. We have some options for firms to consider now as they plan for Brexit. These may be useful components of your plan, which we would be delighted to discuss with you.
Chief Compliance Officer, $4BN Hedge Fund Manager