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SIFI challenge for asset managers

A coordinated approach by international regulators towards oversight of fund managers deemed to be systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) must be undertaken so as to avoid confusion...

Summary of the Association of Luxembourg Funds (ALFI) Conference, Luxembourg

Here are the key points from the March 2015 Association of Luxembourg Funds (ALFI) Conference in Luxembourg.



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Challenges that are facing clearing brokers in the current market environment

Alun Green, General Manager, Post-Trade Derivatives at SunGard, provides an overview of post-trade futures and cleared swaps utility, the challenges faced in the current market environment and how their utility can assist clearing brokers.

Post on: 26 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Strong EU leadership required to manage uncertain times ahead

It has been suggested that a difficult period for both Europe and the UK within Europe could be set to follow the elections that will be taking place over the coming months.

Post on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and...

Post on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Skin in the game at CCPs

The announcement by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) that it is to infuse a chunk of its own capital into some of its default funds across the world is welcome news as a growing percentage of the notional $700 trillion over-the-counter (OTC)...

Post on: 19 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Equivalence in European and US clearing rules

The European regulator, ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority), has so far deemed the rules and their regulatory outcome around central clearing to be equivalent to its own standards in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong,...

Post on: 18 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

MiFID II legislation providing challenges in the fund distribution landscape

Denise Jud, Executive Director, Head Legal Distribution at Swiss & Global Asset Management, spoke during the ITAS conference in February 2015 on whether UCITS & AIFMD passporting rules provide a sufficient framework to advance cross-...

Post on: 17 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

How to effectively manage the burden of KYC/AML

Mike Tumilty, Director of Operations at Standard Life Investments, speaks about the ways in which to buy a fund, how TAs can help fund managers obtain distribution data, how the burden of KYC/AML on investors can be most effectively managed and...

Post on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

SunGard claims derivatives clearing utility will save clearing brokers from margin squeeze

A new industry utility is being launched by SunGard for post-trade futures and cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives operations.

Post on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Operations

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Challenges that are facing clearing brokers in the current market environment

Alun Green, General Manager, Post-Trade Derivatives at SunGard, provides an overview of post-trade futures and cleared swaps utility, the challenges faced in the current market environment and how their utility can assist clearing brokers.

Post on: 26 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Strong EU leadership required to manage uncertain times ahead

It has been suggested that a difficult period for both Europe and the UK within Europe could be set to follow the elections that will be taking place over the coming months.

Post on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and...

Post on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Skin in the game at CCPs

The announcement by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) that it is to infuse a chunk of its own capital into some of its default funds across the world is welcome news as a growing percentage of the notional $700 trillion over-the-counter (OTC)...

Post on: 19 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Equivalence in European and US clearing rules

The European regulator, ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority), has so far deemed the rules and their regulatory outcome around central clearing to be equivalent to its own standards in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong,...

Post on: 18 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

MiFID II legislation providing challenges in the fund distribution landscape

Denise Jud, Executive Director, Head Legal Distribution at Swiss & Global Asset Management, spoke during the ITAS conference in February 2015 on whether UCITS & AIFMD passporting rules provide a sufficient framework to advance cross-...

Post on: 17 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

How to effectively manage the burden of KYC/AML

Mike Tumilty, Director of Operations at Standard Life Investments, speaks about the ways in which to buy a fund, how TAs can help fund managers obtain distribution data, how the burden of KYC/AML on investors can be most effectively managed and...

Post on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

SunGard claims derivatives clearing utility will save clearing brokers from margin squeeze

A new industry utility is being launched by SunGard for post-trade futures and cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives operations.

Post on: 16 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Operations

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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