Looking back at last week's FIA Expo 2012 Galen Stops finds that regulatory uncertainty remains the focal point of the industry.
If last week’s FIA Expo 2012 served to
illustrate one thing it was both how important, and still
uncertain, the impending wave of regulation set to hit the
A telling moment came on one panel when John Lothian,
president and CEO of John Lothian & Company, asked the
panelists what career advice they would give to someone
starting out in the industry today and the unanimous response
was that they should have a compliance or a risk background,
given that these areas were where the panelist’s
firms were most focused on.
Speaking to FOW at the Expo event about Dodd-Frank
compliance Nicholas Solinger, chief marketing officer at
Traiana, said that: "It’s an outsized percentage
of the dialogue across the industry because
there’s still uncertainty and there’s
still rules yet to come out."
According to many of the Expo’s attendees it is
not just the uncertainty but also the ambition around time
frames that is causing alarm amongst market participants.
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