Industry Undecided on Valuations ‘Regulation'

Industry sources are still undecided as to whether the two highest profile regulators—the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US, and the UK's Financial Services Authority—are likely to require buy-side organizations to use "preferred," or a specified number of independent third-party pricing sources, when valuing thinly traded assets. There are currently no regulations covering this area of the buy side, not even for US-based asset managers managing 401(k) money, even though there are ove