PwC resources: publications

Looking back to see what's ahead

PwC publishes thought leadership on a variety of topics that affect the mutual fund industry. Recent publications in this area include the following:



​​​​Financial services:2015 SEC comment letter trends

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This paper discusses the recent areas of focus and applicable accounting or reporting guidance in SEC staff’s comment letters issued over the past few years to registrants within the financial services industry.​​ Download Here



​Current developments for mutual fund audit committees


This issue addresses industry hot topics and trends impacting the mutual
fund industry, including coverage of the SEC’s liquidity rule for mutual funds and the evolution of the third-party transfer agent. Download Here




​​Asset management 2020 and beyond: Transforming your business for a new global tax world

By 2020, how an asset management firm deals with tax risk will be viewed as a competitive advantage or disadvantage. Investors will expect robust and efficient tax infrastructure and will have minimal tolerance of tax uncertainty or tax adjustments. As a result, tax will be a key operational and business activity, requiring specialist resources, a new approach and integration into front, back and middle office activities. Download Here




​​​Shared success: Where risk, efficiency, tech and customer experience meet


Financial services organizations are continuously updating their business processes to improve compliance, organizational efficiency, technology, and the customer experience. Download Here




​​All aboard: Delivering the onboarding experience customers demand


Financial institutions that get onboarding right focus on three overarching objectives: improving customer experience, ensuring regulatory compliance, and enhancing operational efficiency. Download Here




​​Money is no object: Understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market

Cryptocurrency: media sensation and investment fad? The issue is no longer whether cryptocurrency will survive, but rather how it will evolve.
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​​Evolution of the mutual fund transfer agent: Embracing the challenges and opportunities


The mutual fund landscape has changed over the past 30 years to accommodate investors’ moves toward using intermediaries. There have also been changes in the relationships among mutual funds, their transfer agents, and intermediaries. In a process that offers investors a more efficient way to access a wider choice of mutual funds, the industry has evolved toward the use of omnibus subaccounting. Download Here





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