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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

Questions remain on funds of funds chasing retail

It is too early to tell whether funds of funds will enjoy much success chasing retail capital, or if that many will go down that route, the chief financial officer at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, the $14.3 billion Chicago-based fund of funds has s

Posted on: 06 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Investors

M&A to continue in fund admin space but not all lost for smaller shops just yet, says State Street AIS

Ninety-five percent of hedge fund administration will be undertaken by between six and eight providers within several years, although standalone firms are likely to be given a short-term reprieve if hedge fund performance and capital inflows pick

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2013

SEC and FINRA conducting checks on hedge funds' BCP and DR post-Sandy

Hedge funds have been advised to prepare for SEC and FINRA checks on their business continuity plans (BCP) and disaster recovery systems (DR) in light of Hurricane Sandy, Eze Castle Integration has warned.

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Operational Risk

SEC will not be overly prescriptive on investor verification requirements, sources say

Sources close to the SEC have said they do not intend to be overly prescriptive on how managers should verify their investors are accredited under the JOBS Act.

Posted on: 05 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

2013 will be year of 40 Act Funds, predicts Citi Prime Finance

Citi Prime Finance has predicted more hedge funds will adopt 40 Act Fund structures as they seek to broaden their distribution channels and appeal to conservative, fee conscious pension funds and retail clients.

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Complete Form PF disclosure could confuse investors, warns BofA

Complete disclosure of Form PF to investors could lead to confusion while one fund of funds warned operational due diligence professionals not to get overly distracted with the form’s minutiae details.

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

AIMA launches online AIFMD toolkit

AIMA has unveiled an online, self-diagnostic tool and guide to help hedge funds comply with the soon-to-be implemented AIFMD.

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge funds unlikely to adopt Cantab Capital Partners’ fee structure anytime soon

The majority of hedge funds are unlikely to follow Cantab Capital Partners’ example and charge investors just a 0.5% management fee and 10% performance fee anytime soon, it has been said.

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Certain funds of funds likely to be exempted from CPO registration

Certain funds of funds could be exempted from CPO registration with the CFTC while a not-too-insignificant minority of hedge funds have used funds of funds clauses to delay registration, it has been said.

Posted on: 29 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Allen & Overy warns hedge funds on use of political intelligence firms

Hedge funds using political intelligence firms have been advised to bolster their compliance standards in light of growing SEC and US congressional interest in these organisations, a top lawyer at Allen & Overy has warned.

Posted on: 28 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Legal

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