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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 finalised between the UK and the EU as...

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...







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Brexit and Post-Trade: First Thoughts and Questions (Thomas Murray)

Brexit and Post-Trade:  First Thoughts and Questions (Thomas Murray)

taken from: www.ds.thomasmurray.com

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

Thinking About MAR at a Practical Level

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which took effect on 3 July 2016, introduces harmonised measures across the European Union’s member states.

Post on: 22 Jul, 2016
Posted in: Buy-Side Features

NatWest says time is ripe for funds to appoint independent depositaries

A serious conflict of interest has arisen in the European funds industry.

Post on: 07 Jul, 2016

The impact of government regulations on businesses: do they help or hinder?

There has always been a tension between governments and businesses when it comes to the imposition of regulation.

Post on: 29 Jun, 2016
Posted in: Feature, Opinions, Regulation

AltX hedge fund platform forms distribution partnership with Northern Trust

Hedge fund market intelligence platform AltX has evolved.

Post on: 27 Jun, 2016

The new ISA rules and how they work

In March 2014, George Osbourne announced a major overhaul of the hugely popular individual savings account, commonly known as an ISA.

Post on: 22 Jun, 2016
Posted in: Investors

Getting your cyber house in order

The issue of cybersecurity, and the rising, fast-evolving threat of cyber attacks, is high on the agenda for many private equity and real estate managers.

Post on: 20 Jun, 2016

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Brexit and Post-Trade: First Thoughts and Questions (Thomas Murray)

Brexit and Post-Trade:  First Thoughts and Questions (Thomas Murray)

taken from: www.ds.thomasmurray.com

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

Thinking About MAR at a Practical Level

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which took effect on 3 July 2016, introduces harmonised measures across the European Union’s member states.

Post on: 22 Jul, 2016
Posted in: Buy-Side Features

NatWest says time is ripe for funds to appoint independent depositaries

A serious conflict of interest has arisen in the European funds industry.

Post on: 07 Jul, 2016

The impact of government regulations on businesses: do they help or hinder?

There has always been a tension between governments and businesses when it comes to the imposition of regulation.

Post on: 29 Jun, 2016
Posted in: Feature, Opinions, Regulation

AltX hedge fund platform forms distribution partnership with Northern Trust

Hedge fund market intelligence platform AltX has evolved.

Post on: 27 Jun, 2016

The new ISA rules and how they work

In March 2014, George Osbourne announced a major overhaul of the hugely popular individual savings account, commonly known as an ISA.

Post on: 22 Jun, 2016
Posted in: Investors

Getting your cyber house in order

The issue of cybersecurity, and the rising, fast-evolving threat of cyber attacks, is high on the agenda for many private equity and real estate managers.

Post on: 20 Jun, 2016

Questions over depositaries pricing risk into fees

A number of depositaries may not be pricing the costs of strict liability into client fees with many under-charging because they are discharging the liability to their prime brokers acting as sub-custodians.

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Uncertainty over scope of SFT reporting

There is still uncertainty about the scope and nature of the reporting requirements likely to be expected under the recently proposed Securities Financing Transaction Regulation in the European Union (EU).

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Hybrid fund vehicles urged to implement rigorous Chinese Walls

Hedge fund managers launching or acquiring equity stakes in private equity or venture capital firms must ensure they have adequate Chinese Walls in place to prevent conflicts of interest arising through separate vehicles, according to Seward &

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

UCITS VI warned against curbing legitimate hedging activities

Any restrictions on the eligibility of assets, particularly derivatives, through UCITS VI must avoid curtailing legitimate hedging activity at fund managers.

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

OECD introduces further investor reporting

Financial institutions including fund managers will need to up the ante on client due diligence and bolster investor reporting following the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) agreement on the automatic exchange of info

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Asset owners taking holistic approach to collateral management

Asset owners are increasingly taking a holistic approach to their collateral management processes as a result of their growing retreat from securities lending coupled with the migration of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives instruments into centra

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services unveils Annex IV reporting service

Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services has engaged with Confluence, a provider of investment data management automation, to offer Annex IV reporting services as mandated under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014

Debate over whether multi-depositary regime could emerge under AIFMD

There is debate as to whether a multiple-depositary model could emerge under the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) once the national private placement regime expires in 2015.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Stock Connect delays should not alarm asset managers and investors

Delays to the much-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme should not alarm asset managers and investors hoping to transact in mainland Chinese A-shares amid concerns the adjournment is attributable to regulators and market participants st

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund managers still charging end clients for research despite FCA clampdown

Almost three quarters of UK investment firms have taken little or no action to revise the way in which they purchase research using dealing commissions despite the recent clampdown by the Financial Conduct Autho

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

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