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How buying and selling hedge funds can become more efficient for distributors

Andrea Mornato, Director at Invesco Asset Management, discusses the models in which to buy a fund, the impact of MiFID II on their business and what can be done to make buying and selling hedge...

Changes the RDR has caused to the D2C sector

Jeremy Fawcett, Head of Direct at The Platform, discusses the current state of D2C around the world and in the UK, and the changes to the D2C sector caused by the implementation of the RDR, during...



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Experian research shows fund managers are still not getting D2C distribution

More than two in five people are frustrated by requests for further information or documents during the application process, according to new research from Experian, which reveals key factors driving people to pull out of an application for a...

Post on: 04 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Technology

AltX capital introduction revolution to cross the Atlantic

AltX, the cloud-based capital introduction platform that makes use of matching algorithms and behavioural data as well as conventional financial statistics, is using the $20 million it raised in its Series B financing in October last year to...

Post on: 03 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Technology

Citi’s alternative mutual fund platform live

Citi Investor Services is live with its ALTMFX liquid alternatives platform, a turnkey solution for unaffiliated hedge fund managers launching US ’40 Act mutual funds, as hedge fund firms continue to be bullish about the growth of liquid...

Post on: 27 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Technology

The importance of data management

Managing data correctly is crucial. COOConnect spoke to James Phare and Nigel Higgs, Managing Directors at Data to Value, about the importance of data management for financial firms and the latest developments in the industry.

Post on: 25 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

The aims of the Global Trade Repository Association

Rory St. John Webster, secretary general of The Global Trade Repository Association, speaks about the aims of the association and why it is necessary in the trade reporting space.
 

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

Weavering directors have fines dismissed

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the $111 million fine imposed on two directors who sat on the board of the failed Weavering Capital hedge fund in a decision that is likely to tarnish Cayman’s reputation on corporate governance...

Post on: 18 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Legal

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Head of Australia and NZ

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced the appointment of David Braga as Head of Australia and New Zealand, a role which Braga will start in mid-May.

Post on: 17 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Uncertainty over extent to which AIFMD passport will be afforded to non-EU managers

The 2015 extension of the pan-EU passport as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could potentially be extended only to EU AIFMs managing non-EU funds in key cooperative jurisdictions such as the Cayman...

Post on: 16 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Regulation

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Experian research shows fund managers are still not getting D2C distribution

More than two in five people are frustrated by requests for further information or documents during the application process, according to new research from Experian, which reveals key factors driving people to pull out of an application for a...

Post on: 04 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Technology

AltX capital introduction revolution to cross the Atlantic

AltX, the cloud-based capital introduction platform that makes use of matching algorithms and behavioural data as well as conventional financial statistics, is using the $20 million it raised in its Series B financing in October last year to...

Post on: 03 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Technology

Citi’s alternative mutual fund platform live

Citi Investor Services is live with its ALTMFX liquid alternatives platform, a turnkey solution for unaffiliated hedge fund managers launching US ’40 Act mutual funds, as hedge fund firms continue to be bullish about the growth of liquid...

Post on: 27 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Technology

The importance of data management

Managing data correctly is crucial. COOConnect spoke to James Phare and Nigel Higgs, Managing Directors at Data to Value, about the importance of data management for financial firms and the latest developments in the industry.

Post on: 25 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

The aims of the Global Trade Repository Association

Rory St. John Webster, secretary general of The Global Trade Repository Association, speaks about the aims of the association and why it is necessary in the trade reporting space.
 

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

Weavering directors have fines dismissed

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has dismissed the $111 million fine imposed on two directors who sat on the board of the failed Weavering Capital hedge fund in a decision that is likely to tarnish Cayman’s reputation on corporate governance...

Post on: 18 Feb, 2015
Posted in: Legal

BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Head of Australia and NZ

BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced the appointment of David Braga as Head of Australia and New Zealand, a role which Braga will start in mid-May.

Post on: 17 Feb, 2015
Posted in: People Moves

Uncertainty over extent to which AIFMD passport will be afforded to non-EU managers

The 2015 extension of the pan-EU passport as envisioned under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) could potentially be extended only to EU AIFMs managing non-EU funds in key cooperative jurisdictions such as the Cayman...

Post on: 16 Feb, 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

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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