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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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Strong EU leadership required to manage uncertain times ahead

It has been suggested that a difficult period for both Europe and the UK within Europe could be set to follow the elections that will be taking place over the coming months.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
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Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and trade settlements, according to HSBC Securities Services.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
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Skin in the game at CCPs

The announcement by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) that it is to infuse a chunk of its own capital into some of its default funds across the world is welcome news as a growing percentage of the notional $700 trillion over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is pushed onto centralised clearing houses (CCPs) as mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act in the US and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Posted on: 19 Mar, 2015
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Alternative investors: preparing for the unknown entity

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23 Dec, 2014

Mark Davies, General Manager of Avox, a wholly owned subsidiary of DTCC, discusses the long-term considerations firms must make in managing their legal entity data to meet AIFMD reporting requirements.

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