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Establishing a Foundation for Social Media Screening as a Due Diligence

It’s easy now to condemn Martin Shkreli by pointing at his fraud indictment, purported lies he told investors and his childish behavior before Congress.

Posted on: 12 Apr, 2016

Investors: catch their style drift?

It’s no secret that investors want a well-diversified portfolio that produces consistent returns through all kinds of market cycles and fits within a mandated or expected risk profile and parameters.

Posted on: 29 Mar, 2016

T2S promises fund settlement revolution

TARGET2-Securities (T2S), the single securities settlement system for Europe built and operated by the European Central Bank (ECB), is live.

Posted on: 09 Feb, 2016

eSecLending rides the asset safety wave

Segregation of assets in accounts that bear the name of the owner is one of the unstoppable regulatory and commercial trends of our time. While custodian banks have invested considerable resources in the development of ingenious arguments against segregation, one third party lender is pleasantly surprised to find concerns about asset safety are increasing the attractions of its business model.

Posted on: 28 Jan, 2016
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BEPs and Private Equity

Under the direction of the G20, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) was requested to examine in detail “base erosion and profit shifting” (BEPS). It published its first report in February 2013 entitled “Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” and in July 2013 set out an “Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” identifying 15 areas that required addressing. The final reports were published in October 2015.
Posted on: 27 Jan, 2016

GAIA points the way to the automation of hedge fund subscriptions and redemptions

Bill Gourlay, who previously ran the fund management strategy group at RBC in London, arrived at investment management industry technology consultants Idea Group as CEO in December 2013.

Posted on: 21 Jan, 2016

Webinar Review: Raising assets in Japan

COOConnect recently hosted a webinar with SuMI TRUST on the subject; Raising assets in Japan.

Posted on: 07 Dec, 2015

Could Phil Vasan return to the alternative investment industry?

The sale of the US private banking operations of Credit Suisse to Wells Fargo, agreed last month, has created an opportunity for an imaginative alternative investment fund manager or investment bank to secure the services of the kind of talent th

Posted on: 20 Nov, 2015

Hedge Fund tune-up: can you risk sitting in front of investors if you haven’t lifted the hood?

Facing the prospect of scrutiny from new potential investors is daunting.  Performance has been good, the pitch book has been stressed over ad nauseum and then you realise that everyone is “short” business cards.

Posted on: 17 Nov, 2015

The Rise and Rise of Loan Origination Funds

The growth of non-bank lending continues to proliferate. It has been given a boost in the aftermath of the financial crisis when many banks, stung by poorly performing loans, scaled back lending to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Posted on: 09 Nov, 2015
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