Heightened regulations across the globe are impacting how U.S. fund managers with foreign operations market and distribute their platforms.

One of the more recent regulations to impact the fund industry is the Retail Distribution Review rules that started being enforced in the United Kingdom last year. The RDR, which ended the practice of allowing financial advisors to earn commissions from fund companies in exchange for selling or recommending their products, is being felt among not just European firms but also U.S. fund companies who have operations in England such as BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at London-based ETFGI.

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