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Safekeeping Questions

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09 Jun, 2015

The £126 million fine levied by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on BNY Mellon in April for breaches of the rules on the safekeeping of client assets was the latest in a series of similar sanctions.

Entering ‘Fortress Europe’ – here are your options

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has landed. The EU-led legislation – designed to promote better standards and transparency within Europe’s alternative investment market – has essentially created a vast ‘Fortress Europe’. For the right to market their funds within Europe, managers of alternative investment firms must now become authorised under the Directive.

Posted on: 22 May, 2015
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Guy Hands urges smaller private equity managers to return to their entrepreneurial roots

Guy Hands was the star turn at the Guernsey Fund Forum in London on Thursday. Having lived on the island for seven years, the chairman and CIO of Terra Firma Capital Partners has already proved that Guernsey is not just a tax haven. In fact, Hands told his London audience that the island is not a tax haven at all: it levies an income tax at a rate of 26 per cent.

Posted on: 22 May, 2015
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Giulio di Cerbo: A eulogy

Giulio di Cerbo was Italian, but not completely. He was raised from the age of four until he turned 18 entirely in England. It endowed him generously with that sense of humour the English prize above all else in a man.

Posted on: 06 May, 2015
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Hedge funds increasingly providing SME financing

Hedge funds are increasingly providing financing to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as banks retreat from lending, according to a paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Posted on: 06 May, 2015
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Legacy systems continue to challenge asset managers

Legacy systems in portfolio management or fund accounting platforms continue to exist at nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of asset managers, according to a survey of 70 European fund management houses by Advent Software.

Posted on: 22 Apr, 2015
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Key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference

Here are the key points from the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) Conference which took place on 14 April 2015 in London.

Posted on: 15 Apr, 2015
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Increasing number of hedge funds converting to family offices

Mounting regulatory and operational costs are prompting a growing number of hedge funds to convert their businesses into family office structures, according to Citi Private Bank.

Posted on: 09 Apr, 2015
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Key points from the Moscow Exchange Forum

Here are the key points from the April 2015 Moscow Exchange Forum in Russia.

Posted on: 07 Apr, 2015
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Summary of the Association of Luxembourg Funds (ALFI) Conference, Luxembourg

Here are the key points from the March 2015 Association of Luxembourg Funds (ALFI) Conference in Luxembourg.

Posted on: 26 Mar, 2015
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