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Google, SEO and investment fund management – what a COO needs to know Jonathan Moore, SEO Group Head, equimedia.

Savvy spectators in the investment management community typically have one eye on Google.

The Integrity of Central Bank Payment Systems

Given its historic assessments of cash and settlement questions, Thomas Murray works closely with central banks in the field of payment systems.

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Google, SEO and investment fund management – what a COO needs to know Jonathan Moore, SEO...

Savvy spectators in the investment management community typically have one eye on Google.

Post on: 18 May, 2017

The Integrity of Central Bank Payment Systems

Given its historic assessments of cash and settlement questions, Thomas Murray works closely with central banks in the field of payment systems.

Post on: 24 Apr, 2017
Posted in: Feature

Give Us Global Standards or Give Us Chaos – Open Letter to US Congressman McHenry

US Congressman Patrick McHenry recently sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticizing the Fed’s participation in setting global banking rules of conduct and asserting that standards are agreed in opaque settings. But...

Post on: 24 Apr, 2017

Transfer Agent Risk Monitoring – The 1st Three Years!

The European Commission’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, (‘AIFMD’), and Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (‘UCITS V’), were introduced, in part, to provide greater comfort to the investment world...

Post on: 21 Apr, 2017

Post-trade: From the EEC to Here

This posting is the second article in a series being run by Thomas Murray Data Services. It focuses on the context in which the terms of Brexit will be...

Post on: 14 Sep, 2016

Challenges UK SMEs Face After Brexit

The UK voted to leave the EU in an historic referendum at the end of June, with huge consequences for everyone living and working in the country and the wider continent.

Post on: 14 Sep, 2016
Posted in: Feature, Opinions

Brexit and Post-Trade: First Thoughts and Questions

Thomas Murray wishes to share some preliminary thoughts concerning the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, as pertains to the financial industry’s post-trade services.

Post on: 14 Sep, 2016
Posted in: Buy-Side Features

New Manager Led Products – What Are They?

With the AIFMD having imposed stringent regulatory and supervisory standards over EU Fund Managers (AIFMs), regulators and others have questioned the need for similar levels of regulatory oversight over funds – particularly those servicing the needs...
Post on: 28 Jul, 2016
Posted in: Feature

Central Bank of Ireland urges EU and US to harmonise regulatory reports

Regulators in the US and EU need to harmonise the data sets and methodologies required for filing Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Form PF, and even push this issue to the G20, according to the Central

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Fund managers' exit strategies from service providers still inadequate

Asset managers are still struggling to implement adequate exit strategies at their outsourced service providers despite the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) tough stance on the issue.

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

CFTC harmonisation with SEC to have limited impact on JOBS Act take-up

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) decision to harmonise its rules governing advertising and general solicitation at alternative investment fund managers with those of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will have a limited

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Asset managers must embrace apps and new technologies

Asset managers must embrace mobile apps and other social media technology if they are to remain competitive going forward.

Posted on: 25 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Technology

Monitoring of RAuM essential to ensure managers do not breach AIFMD reporting thresholds

Managers must continually monitor their Regulatory Assets under Management (RAuM) so as to ensure they do not inadvertently exceed the Annex IV reporting thresholds laid down in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 25 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Regulators must issue clarity on UTIs

European regulators must clarify which counterparty ought to produce the Unique Trade Identifier (UTI), an alphanumeric code designed to enable trade repositories to match trades with other repositories, if the

Posted on: 24 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Pension funds to continue hedge fund allocations despite CALPERS withdrawal

Pension funds will continue to increase their exposures to hedge funds although fees are likely to face more scrutiny going forward following the high-profile exit from hedge fund investing by California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPER

Posted on: 23 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Annex IV preparations yet to begin for majority of managers

More than half of fund managers have yet to begin preparations for their Annex IV reporting obligations due to come into effect from January 31, 2015 under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to a survey by Cordiu

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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