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Kerry White, Managing Director of Brant Rock Advisory Services delivered the keynote address at the Waters Technology Corporate Actions symposium in New York. She shared her views with the audience that the lack of automation, visibility and control may lead to a number of critical issues posing high operational risk for investment firms as corporate actions volumes continue to escalate.
The operations and technology groups at financial firms are under intensifying pressure in terms of how they control and report information to regulators. Our consultants have created regulatory research pieces on many highly topical issues, including Dodd-Frank, the Affordable Care Act, Basel III, Mifid, EMIR, among others.
Ms. White's DOL testimony focused on the involvement of major trust banks with limited scope audits in the context of alternative investments and hard-to-value assets, including valuation and reporting issues under FAS 157. She submits that this topic is increasingly important, as the benefit plan environment has changed significantly since ERISA's enactment. Many plans have shifted assets away from traditional investments toward what are characterized as riskier, "hard to value" asset classes.
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