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Pension funds continue to invest into hedge funds, say AIMA paper

Roughly one in every four dollars – or $700 billion – managed by the $2.85 trillion hedge fund industry is derived from public and private pension funds, according to an educational paper...

Citi to exit hedge fund administration

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



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Cyber resilience core to safeguarding investment value

The warning by the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee last month that financial firms in the UK are underestimating the threat of cybercrime, coupled with recent high-profile blow-by-blow media accounts of companies under attack, are...

Post on: 16 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

10 Predictions for the Alternative Investment Fund Depositary market in 2015

INDOS Financial Limited, the UK independent AIFMD depositary, sets out its predictions for developments that will impact the depositary market for alternative investment funds in 2015.

Post on: 12 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

Ingredients of success for securing allocations from Japanese pension funds

COOConnect spoke to Koji Hashimoto of Nomura about what extent non-Japanese fund managers have succeeded in penetrating the Japanese pension fund market and the most important ingredients of success in securing allocations from Japanese pension...

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

CalPERS rethink puts spotlight on hedge fund infrastructures

Was CalPERS’ decision merely a blip, or a sign of things to come for the hedge fund industry?

Post on: 07 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

P2P lending continues to grow

Institutional investors including pension funds, insurers, family offices as well as asset management houses, are continuing to buy into peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces.

Post on: 22 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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.

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

Catch up with the Global Custody Forum

COOConnect interviewed a number of experts at the Global Custody Forum in London, the event hosted by ICBI and Thomas Murray IDS earlier this month.

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

Bad things that can happen to client assets

Sonia Maloney, Chief Operating Officer at Norrep Capital Management Ltd, speaks to COOConnect about the best ways of identifying the risks when going into the market and the main concerns at the moment. Sonia also summarises the conclusions drawn...

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

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Cyber resilience core to safeguarding investment value

The warning by the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee last month that financial firms in the UK are underestimating the threat of cybercrime, coupled with recent high-profile blow-by-blow media accounts of companies under attack, are...

Post on: 16 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

10 Predictions for the Alternative Investment Fund Depositary market in 2015

INDOS Financial Limited, the UK independent AIFMD depositary, sets out its predictions for developments that will impact the depositary market for alternative investment funds in 2015.

Post on: 12 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

Ingredients of success for securing allocations from Japanese pension funds

COOConnect spoke to Koji Hashimoto of Nomura about what extent non-Japanese fund managers have succeeded in penetrating the Japanese pension fund market and the most important ingredients of success in securing allocations from Japanese pension...

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

CalPERS rethink puts spotlight on hedge fund infrastructures

Was CalPERS’ decision merely a blip, or a sign of things to come for the hedge fund industry?

Post on: 07 Jan, 2015
Posted in: Opinions

P2P lending continues to grow

Institutional investors including pension funds, insurers, family offices as well as asset management houses, are continuing to buy into peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces.

Post on: 22 Dec, 2014
Posted in: Investors

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.

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

Catch up with the Global Custody Forum

COOConnect interviewed a number of experts at the Global Custody Forum in London, the event hosted by ICBI and Thomas Murray IDS earlier this month.

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

Bad things that can happen to client assets

Sonia Maloney, Chief Operating Officer at Norrep Capital Management Ltd, speaks to COOConnect about the best ways of identifying the risks when going into the market and the main concerns at the moment. Sonia also summarises the conclusions drawn...

Post on: 19 Dec, 2014
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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