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2021 investment management regulatory outlook

The latest in asset management compliance

Explore the investment management regulation trends that leaders and decision makers should be tracking and addressing in 2021.

Investment management regulatory focus areas for 2021

The following trends could have a significant impact on the business and operating environment for investment managers in 2021 and beyond:

  • Digital transformation
  • SEC enforcement trends
  • Operational resilience
  • Workforce transformation
  • Financial resilience
  • Climate risk

Regulators continue to refine existing regulations and expand into new areas such as climate risk, digital currencies, and financial technology (fintech) supervision. Meanwhile, recent regulatory actions send a clear message that firms should expect higher levels of accountability and enforcement and that regulators are not easing up on their expectations. We also expect that regulatory oversight and scrutiny will increase with the new administration that took over in January 2021.Data remains a key focus, with regulators requesting additional data and constantly raising the bar on data quality and integrity. Also, there continues to be a heavy focus on a firm’s ability to operationalize core risk management frameworks, principles, and requirements within its operating model and culture.

These regulatory trends could have a major impact on the investment management industry over the next 12 months and will likely require close monitoring and action from leadership.

2021 Investment Management Regulatory Outlook

2021 investment management regulation and compliance trends

Select from the topics below to learn more about investment management regulation and compliance trends we are tracking in 2021. We will update each topic with new thought leadership throughout the year to keep you informed of evolving trends and insights.

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