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The importance of data management

Managing data correctly is crucial. COOConnect spoke to James Phare and Nigel Higgs, Managing Directors at Data to Value, about the importance of data management for financial firms and the latest...

Alternative investment managers raising capital in Switzerland must comply with new rules by 28 February 2015

In September 2012, Switzerland adopted a new law to regulate its prosperous but mostly unregulated financial industry. The law triggered the revision of two documents defining the distribution of...



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The aims of the Global Trade Repository Association

Rory St. John Webster, secretary general of The Global Trade Repository Association, speaks about the aims of the association and why it is necessary in the trade reporting space.
 

Post on: 20 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Weavering directors have fines dismissed

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the $111 million fine imposed on two directors who sat on the board of the failed Weavering Capital hedge fund in a decision that is likely to tarnish Cayman’s reputation on corporate governance...

Post on: 18 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Legal

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Head of Australia and NZ

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced the appointment of David Braga as Head of Australia and New Zealand, a role which Braga will start in mid-May.

Post on: 17 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Uncertainty over extent to which AIFMD passport will be afforded to non-EU managers

The 2015 extension of the pan-EU passport as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could potentially be extended only to EU AIFMs managing non-EU funds in key cooperative jurisdictions such as the Cayman...

Post on: 16 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Jersey as a fund domicile and the attractions for managers

COOConnect spoke to Richard Corrigan, Deputy Chief Executive at Jersey Finance, about Jersey as a fund domicile and the attractions for managers.

Post on: 13 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Five Arrows Principal Investments to acquire an interest in Pirum

Five Arrows Principal Investments, the mid-market private equity fund backed by the Rothschild Group and Camwell Management LLP, have agreed to acquire an interest in Pirum, a provider of post-trade infrastructure technology for the securities...

Post on: 12 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

MiFID II - An update on status and impact

MiFID II has come about because MiFID I required a review three years after implementation. A number of consultations resulted in the publication of the final text of MiFID II into the European Journal in June 2014. It consists of two parts; a...

Post on: 10 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

SS&C Technologies to acquire Advent Software in $2.7 billion deal

SS&C Technologies is to acquire Advent Software in a $2.7 billion deal, a transaction will enable SS&C to enhance its technology and geographical diversification.

Post on: 03 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Technology

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The aims of the Global Trade Repository Association

Rory St. John Webster, secretary general of The Global Trade Repository Association, speaks about the aims of the association and why it is necessary in the trade reporting space.
 

Post on: 20 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Weavering directors have fines dismissed

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the $111 million fine imposed on two directors who sat on the board of the failed Weavering Capital hedge fund in a decision that is likely to tarnish Cayman’s reputation on corporate governance...

Post on: 18 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Legal

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Head of Australia and NZ

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced the appointment of David Braga as Head of Australia and New Zealand, a role which Braga will start in mid-May.

Post on: 17 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Uncertainty over extent to which AIFMD passport will be afforded to non-EU managers

The 2015 extension of the pan-EU passport as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could potentially be extended only to EU AIFMs managing non-EU funds in key cooperative jurisdictions such as the Cayman...

Post on: 16 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Jersey as a fund domicile and the attractions for managers

COOConnect spoke to Richard Corrigan, Deputy Chief Executive at Jersey Finance, about Jersey as a fund domicile and the attractions for managers.

Post on: 13 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Five Arrows Principal Investments to acquire an interest in Pirum

Five Arrows Principal Investments, the mid-market private equity fund backed by the Rothschild Group and Camwell Management LLP, have agreed to acquire an interest in Pirum, a provider of post-trade infrastructure technology for the securities...

Post on: 12 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

MiFID II - An update on status and impact

MiFID II has come about because MiFID I required a review three years after implementation. A number of consultations resulted in the publication of the final text of MiFID II into the European Journal in June 2014. It consists of two parts; a...

Post on: 10 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

SS&C Technologies to acquire Advent Software in $2.7 billion deal

SS&C Technologies is to acquire Advent Software in a $2.7 billion deal, a transaction will enable SS&C to enhance its technology and geographical diversification.

Post on: 03 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Technology

Citi to exit hedge fund administration

Citi has announced it is to exit hedge fund administration amid lower than expected earnings.

Posted on: 19 Jan, 2015

Increase in synthetic PB and alternative financing as primes face squeeze

Basel III capital and leverage ratios are likely to facilitate a substantial increase in synthetic prime brokerage financing and alternative sources of hedge fund financing.

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

COOConnect interview with Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services

Regulators and investors are demanding more data than ever before from fund managers.

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Operations

FCA scrutiny over outsourcing could be extended to insurers and pensions

Insurers and even pension funds could potentially face scrutiny from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over their outsourcing arrangements in a manner not too dissimilar from the thematic review undertaken against asset managers.

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Global regulators need to standardise tax reporting mechanisms

Global regulators need to standardise the mechanisms by which financial institutions exchange tax information on their clients amid concern the number of tax information exchange agreements between various countries is spiraling out of control.

Posted on: 08 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

European regulators advise CCPs to review their TLAC processes

The European Commission and other global regulators are assessing the options by which to deal with the failure of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP).

Posted on: 04 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Operational Risk

Solvency II capital charges should be lowered

European regulators should lower the Solvency II capital charges for insurers investing into hedge funds just as they did for private equity, it has been argued.

Posted on: 03 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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