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Low volume swaps users could exit derivatives due to suspension of early termination rights

Low volume swaps users including fund managers and institutional investors could exit derivatives if the Financial Stability Board (FSB) suspends counterparties’ early termination rights on...

Interview with Bill Prew on how depositary requirements are working in practice

COOConnect spoke to Bill Prew, CEO of INDOS Financial, about the demand, costs and overall interest from investors in the role of depositary services.

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Dominic Hobson

VP SECURITIES is unusual among central securities depositories (CSDs). It wants to be judged by its use of technology, its capacity to innovate, and its willingness to "meet customers where they...

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Part 2: Edouard Bokuetenge, Chairman, Fund Platform Group

Fund platforms are transforming the distribution funds in Europe, and the relationship between fund managers and fund distributors. Dominic Hobson spoke to Edouard Bokuetenge, chairman of the Fund Platform Group, about the changing regulatory and...

Post on: 19 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Pension funds increase risk appetite

More than 75 per-cent of pension funds plan to increase their risk appetite over the next three years with a growing number bolstering their allocations into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and private equity, according to a study...

Post on: 18 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Webinar presentation: Tax efficient investment of performance fees - The Section 457A...

Since 2008 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has under Section 457A of the United States tax code taxed performance fees left by fund managers in the offshore funds they manage, even if the manager does not actually receive the money. However,...

Post on: 17 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Post on: 14 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Post on: 13 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Data providers and consultants warned on breaching reverse solicitation rules

Data providers and to a lesser extent consultants must be wearier in certain EU jurisdictions about breaching rules surrounding reverse solicitation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Post on: 12 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund Platforms are transforming the distribution of funds in Europe

Fund platforms are transforming the distribution of funds in Europe, and the relationship between fund managers and fund distributors. Dominic Hobson spoke to Edouard Bokuetenge, chairman of the Fund Platform Group, about the changing regulatory...

Post on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Fund managers advised to improve KYC on Russian clients

Fund managers need to up the ante on their Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and due diligence on prospective clients from Russia amid concerns there is limited awareness about the scope of the sanctions.

Post on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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Part 2: Edouard Bokuetenge, Chairman, Fund Platform Group

Fund platforms are transforming the distribution funds in Europe, and the relationship between fund managers and fund distributors. Dominic Hobson spoke to Edouard Bokuetenge, chairman of the Fund Platform Group, about the changing regulatory and...

Post on: 19 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Pension funds increase risk appetite

More than 75 per-cent of pension funds plan to increase their risk appetite over the next three years with a growing number bolstering their allocations into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and private equity, according to a study...

Post on: 18 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Webinar presentation: Tax efficient investment of performance fees - The Section 457A...

Since 2008 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has under Section 457A of the United States tax code taxed performance fees left by fund managers in the offshore funds they manage, even if the manager does not actually receive the money. However,...

Post on: 17 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Post on: 14 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Post on: 13 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Data providers and consultants warned on breaching reverse solicitation rules

Data providers and to a lesser extent consultants must be wearier in certain EU jurisdictions about breaching rules surrounding reverse solicitation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Post on: 12 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund Platforms are transforming the distribution of funds in Europe

Fund platforms are transforming the distribution of funds in Europe, and the relationship between fund managers and fund distributors. Dominic Hobson spoke to Edouard Bokuetenge, chairman of the Fund Platform Group, about the changing regulatory...

Post on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Fund managers advised to improve KYC on Russian clients

Fund managers need to up the ante on their Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and due diligence on prospective clients from Russia amid concerns there is limited awareness about the scope of the sanctions.

Post on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Low volume swaps users could exit derivatives due to suspension of early termination rights

Low volume swaps users including fund managers and institutional investors could exit derivatives if the Financial Stability Board (FSB) suspends counterparties’ early termination rights on swaps transactions during US bankruptcy proceedings.

Posted on: 21 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Pension funds increase risk appetite

More than 75 per-cent of pension funds plan to increase their risk appetite over the next three years with a growing number bolstering their allocations into alternative asset classes such as hedge funds and private equity, according to a study by

Posted on: 18 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers urged to have holistic approach to regulatory data gathering

Fund managers need to take a holistic approach towards regulation, particularly when it comes to gathering various data sets for different regulatory reports, according to the head of regulatory change at M&G Investments.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Data providers and consultants warned on breaching reverse solicitation rules

Data providers and to a lesser extent consultants must be wearier in certain EU jurisdictions about breaching rules surrounding reverse solicitation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 12 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers advised to improve KYC on Russian clients

Fund managers need to up the ante on their Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and due diligence on prospective clients from Russia amid concerns there is limited awareness about the scope of the sanctions.

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Uncertainty over extension of Pan-EU passport to non-EU managers remains

The extension of the pan-EU passport to non-EU managers as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is contingent on third countries meeting equivalence standards laid out by the EU and the effectiveness of the n

Posted on: 07 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Buy-side warn on suspension of early termination rights for swaps

Industry associations including the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) have sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) expressing concern about the potential suspension of counter

Posted on: 06 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

UK proposal could impact beneficial owners

A UK government proposal to require beneficial owners in companies - including fund managers - to be publicly identified in a central registrar is likely to irk publicity-shy Middle Eastern and Asian investors and could damage UK competitiveness,

Posted on: 04 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Questions over depositaries pricing risk into fees

A number of depositaries may not be pricing the costs of strict liability into client fees with many under-charging because they are discharging the liability to their prime brokers acting as sub-custodians.

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Uncertainty over scope of SFT reporting

There is still uncertainty about the scope and nature of the reporting requirements likely to be expected under the recently proposed Securities Financing Transaction Regulation in the European Union (EU).

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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