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Utility offering single source of corporate actions data should be created

Asset managers would benefit from the creation of an industry utility offering a single source of accurate and timely corporate actions data, according to SWIFT.

Legacy systems continue to challenge asset managers

Legacy systems in portfolio management or fund accounting platforms continue to exist at nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of asset managers, according to a survey of 70 European fund management...



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Buy-side urged to review custodians’ asset safekeeping arrangements

Asset managers and end investors should consider increased due diligence as to the way in which their assets are held in custody at their custodian banks following the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) £126 million fine of BNY Mellon.

Post on: 20 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Buy-Side Features

Standard Chartered launches Stock Connect II platform to trade China equites this week

The fund administration business of Standard Chartered Bank is one of the best kept secrets in the fund distribution industry.

Post on: 20 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Technology

Key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference

Here are the key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference which took place on 14 April 2015 in London.

Post on: 15 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Private equity firms reviewing expenses policies

An increasing number of private equity firms are modifying their expenses policies amid growing investor and regulatory scrutiny over the charges they are incurring to their clients.

Post on: 15 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Operations

Increasing number of hedge funds converting to family offices

Mounting regulatory and operational costs are prompting a growing number of hedge funds to convert their businesses into family office structures, according to Citi Private Bank.

Post on: 09 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Feature

KYC/AML and sanctions screening rising up the agenda for managers

KYC/AML and sanctions screening are rising up the agenda for hedge fund managers and private equity managers.

Post on: 09 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Fund managers struggling with KYC/AML and sanctions screening compliance obligations

Fund managers are struggling with their KYC/AML and sanctions screening compliance obligations, according to SWIFT’s white paper on operational challenges facing investment managers.

Post on: 08 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Crowdfunding projects presenting plenty of investment opportunities

Crowdfunding projects are increasing in prominence in the digital age and presenting more and more investment opportunities.

Post on: 08 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

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Buy-side urged to review custodians’ asset safekeeping arrangements

Asset managers and end investors should consider increased due diligence as to the way in which their assets are held in custody at their custodian banks following the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) £126 million fine of BNY Mellon.

Post on: 20 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Buy-Side Features

Standard Chartered launches Stock Connect II platform to trade China equites this week

The fund administration business of Standard Chartered Bank is one of the best kept secrets in the fund distribution industry.

Post on: 20 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Technology

Key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference

Here are the key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference which took place on 14 April 2015 in London.

Post on: 15 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Private equity firms reviewing expenses policies

An increasing number of private equity firms are modifying their expenses policies amid growing investor and regulatory scrutiny over the charges they are incurring to their clients.

Post on: 15 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Operations

Increasing number of hedge funds converting to family offices

Mounting regulatory and operational costs are prompting a growing number of hedge funds to convert their businesses into family office structures, according to Citi Private Bank.

Post on: 09 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Feature

KYC/AML and sanctions screening rising up the agenda for managers

KYC/AML and sanctions screening are rising up the agenda for hedge fund managers and private equity managers.

Post on: 09 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Fund managers struggling with KYC/AML and sanctions screening compliance obligations

Fund managers are struggling with their KYC/AML and sanctions screening compliance obligations, according to SWIFT’s white paper on operational challenges facing investment managers.

Post on: 08 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Crowdfunding projects presenting plenty of investment opportunities

Crowdfunding projects are increasing in prominence in the digital age and presenting more and more investment opportunities.

Post on: 08 Apr, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

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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