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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

Solvency II will facilitate retreat from alternatives by insurers, says UBS/PwC study

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pw

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

BNP Paribas unveils Annex IV reporting service

BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched an outsourced reporting service for firms filing their Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014

SEC could introduce financial competency exams to determine accredited investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to change the definition of accredited investor either by increasing the income or net worth threshold, or by introducing financial competency examinations in what could make it harder for sma

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

ESMA likely to force primes to segregate AIF and non-AIF assets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Regulators must take preventative not reactive approach to mitigate CCP failures

Global regulators and financial institutions should focus on preventative rather than reactive measures to mitigate the knock-on effects of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) running into difficulty if one of its clearing members defaults

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

AIFMs outsourcing Annex IV to fund admins could be forced to disclose data to investors

Firms outsourcing the compilation and submission of their Annex IV to fund administrators could find themselves under pressure to disclose the document to investors if administration costs are borne by the fund.

Posted on: 15 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Outsourcing

FICC seeks regulatory approval to offer clearing in tri-party repo market

The Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) is seeking regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Reserve to provide centralised clearing for the $1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market.

Posted on: 15 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

GAIM Ops: Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge

Alternative sources of hedge fund financing could emerge as prime brokers scale back their financing as banks seek to meet their Basel III capital requirements.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

GAIM Ops: Emerging managers warned on challenges

Managers need Assets under Management (AuM) of between $100 million and $150 million if they are to break-even amid growing regulatory scrutiny and pressure from investors to institutionalise their businesses.

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Launches

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