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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

Growing number of hybrid fund structures coming to market, says J.P. Morgan

A growing number of credit-focused hedge funds are coming to market offering hybrid fund structures more akin to private equity models although investor interest has yet to take-off, a report by J.P. Morgan prime brokerage has said.

Posted on: 01 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

PBs warned on short-termist behaviour with unprofitable hedge fund clients

Prime brokers have been advised to take a less short-termist approach to unprofitable or underperforming hedge fund clients.

Posted on: 28 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Boutique primes could flourish in Europe despite poor US track record

Boutique prime brokers or “mini primes” could potentially flourish in Europe despite their less-than-stellar track record in the US, it has been argued.

Posted on: 27 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Non-cash collateral posted to CCPs could be hit by Financial Transactions Tax

Non-cash collateral posted to CCPs as initial margin could find itself ensnared by the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), industry experts have warned.

Posted on: 25 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Investors display lower hedge fund return expectations, Deutsche Bank survey shows

Investors have lowered their return expectations for hedge funds although predict the industry will grow by roughly 11% with AuM reaching $2.5 trillion by year-end 2013, according to Deutsche Bank’s Alternative Investor Survey.

Posted on: 25 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

MFA and AIMA urge clarity on short-selling bans within EU

EU regulatory authorities need to issue greater clarity as to the scope of emergency short-selling measures and give market participants more time to prepare for any bans, trade bodies have said.

Posted on: 21 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Activist hedge funds to pursue larger targets, says Moody's

Activist hedge funds are likely to pursue larger targets in 2013, according to a report by Moody’s Investor Services.

Posted on: 19 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Investors

FTT could lead to 0.1% tax for hedge funds trading derivatives, warns FOA

The Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) proposed by 11 eurozone members could result in a 0.1% tax on derivatives trades instead of the headline figure of 0.01%, warned the Futures and Options Association (FOA), the industry association for firms tra

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Whither Now Goest Securities Lending? By Richard Marin

I have just finished teaching my course on securities lending.  That course and another on the global pension market sprang from my introductory Search for Alpha course on hedge funds at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Opinions

P2P lenders offer opportunities to hedge funds and investors, says industry veteran Suber

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders, web-based organisations which bypass banks matching borrowers with lenders, could provide opportunities for hedge funds and institutional investors.

Posted on: 18 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Investors

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