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Entering ‘Fortress Europe’ – here are your options

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has landed. The EU-led legislation – designed to promote better...

Guy Hands urges smaller private equity managers to return to their entrepreneurial roots

Guy Hands was the star turn at the Guernsey Fund Forum in London on Thursday. Having lived on the island for seven years, the chairman and CIO of Terra Firma Capital Partners has already proved...



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Why the industry needs a fund of funds portfolio management system

COOConnect spoke to Chris Sagovac, Managing Director at Benefit Trust, about why the industry needs a fund of funds portfolio management system, the benefits to fund managers, the benefits to fund administrators and what custodians are getting...

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

Speculation over which offshore jurisdictions will gain pan-EU passport

There is speculation as to which offshore jurisdictions will benefit from the pan-EU marketing passport afforded under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Post on: 19 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Investors advised to review managed account custodian contracts

Institutional investors have been urged to carefully monitor the custodian agreements they have signed if they invest in a managed account or fund of one that is not subject to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) or UCITS V...

Post on: 18 May, 2015
Posted in: Investors

Guernsey Fund Forum 2015: Key Points

The 2015 Guernsey Fund Forum took place in London on 14 May - here is a summary of the key points from the conference.

Post on: 15 May, 2015
Posted in: Operations

The compliance obligations that surround ELTIFS

COOConnect spoke to Lize Griffiths, a Partner at Deloitte (Luxembourg), about European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFS) and the compliance obligations surrounding them, during the recent ALFI Conference in London.

Post on: 14 May, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Regulatory action on cyber-crime inevitable, says KPMG

It is inevitable that regulators are going to force fund managers to disclose to the authorities information as to whether they have been subject to a cyber-attack, according to KPMG.

Post on: 14 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Fund managers squandering money by failing to manage FX costs

COOConnect spoke with Andy Woolmer, Managing Director at New Change FX, about the money fund managers are squandering by failing to manage their FX costs, the 4 o'clock fix and how relevant this is to managing FX costs effectively, and how the...

Post on: 12 May, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Questions over Annex IV reporting in Luxembourg and Belgium

The regulators in Luxembourg and Belgium have not formally put in writing their decision to force non-EU alternative investment managers (AIFMs) distributing non-EU feeder AIFs through national private placement regimes to include the master fund...

Post on: 11 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

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Why the industry needs a fund of funds portfolio management system

COOConnect spoke to Chris Sagovac, Managing Director at Benefit Trust, about why the industry needs a fund of funds portfolio management system, the benefits to fund managers, the benefits to fund administrators and what custodians are getting...

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

Speculation over which offshore jurisdictions will gain pan-EU passport

There is speculation as to which offshore jurisdictions will benefit from the pan-EU marketing passport afforded under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Post on: 19 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Investors advised to review managed account custodian contracts

Institutional investors have been urged to carefully monitor the custodian agreements they have signed if they invest in a managed account or fund of one that is not subject to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) or UCITS V...

Post on: 18 May, 2015
Posted in: Investors

Guernsey Fund Forum 2015: Key Points

The 2015 Guernsey Fund Forum took place in London on 14 May - here is a summary of the key points from the conference.

Post on: 15 May, 2015
Posted in: Operations

The compliance obligations that surround ELTIFS

COOConnect spoke to Lize Griffiths, a Partner at Deloitte (Luxembourg), about European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFS) and the compliance obligations surrounding them, during the recent ALFI Conference in London.

Post on: 14 May, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Regulatory action on cyber-crime inevitable, says KPMG

It is inevitable that regulators are going to force fund managers to disclose to the authorities information as to whether they have been subject to a cyber-attack, according to KPMG.

Post on: 14 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

Fund managers squandering money by failing to manage FX costs

COOConnect spoke with Andy Woolmer, Managing Director at New Change FX, about the money fund managers are squandering by failing to manage their FX costs, the 4 o'clock fix and how relevant this is to managing FX costs effectively, and how the...

Post on: 12 May, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Questions over Annex IV reporting in Luxembourg and Belgium

The regulators in Luxembourg and Belgium have not formally put in writing their decision to force non-EU alternative investment managers (AIFMs) distributing non-EU feeder AIFs through national private placement regimes to include the master fund...

Post on: 11 May, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

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

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