Operational Risk

Brussels: European Commission could intervene if clearing pushes buy-side out of swaps market

The European Commission has said it could intervene to ease CCP collateral requirements for buy-side firms trading swaps to prevent them  being priced out of the market.

Posted on: 10 Sep, 2012

Brussels: European Commission rejects industry complaints on depositary liability

The European Commission has hit back at industry claims that depositary liability will be prohibitively expensive.

EU not backing down on AIFMD

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Counterparty limits on Ucits funds to be amended in light of mandatory OTC clearing

The European Commission has hinted it will revise counterparty limits for Ucits managers trading OTC derivatives in light of mandatory clearing of swaps.

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

Brussels: Rehypothecation caps being reviewed, says top European Commission policymaker

A top policymaker at the European Commission has said rehypothecation is being firmly scrutinised, adding a cap was a possibility although no decision would be made until the implications were fully understood.

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2012

Man-FRM integration going smoothly, says COO

Integrating FRM into Man Group has been a “smoother than expected process” with the combined entity now benefiting from greater internal resources and enhanced distribution channels, FRM’s COO has said.

Posted on: 04 Sep, 2012

Ucits VI consultation premature, says ABN Amro Private Bank

The Ucits VI consultation is premature given that Ucits V and AIFMD are still in draft form while managers are only just beginning to acclimatise to Ucits IV, an institutional investor has warned.

Posted on: 03 Sep, 2012

Proposed UK FATCA equivelent met with scepticism

Proposals for a UK-style FATCA have been met with scepticism amid concerns it would be difficult to implement.

UK jumps on FATCA bandwaggon

Posted on: 29 Aug, 2012

Appointing depositaries not wholly straightforward, says J.P. Morgan Prime Brokerage

Appointing a depositary might not be as straightforward as many managers assume, a senior executive at J.P. Morgan prime brokerage has cautioned.

Posted on: 28 Aug, 2012

Hedge funds pose limited systemic risk, according to FSA survey

Hedge funds pose a limited risk to market stability, according to the results of a survey  conducted by the

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2012

CFTC clarifications on CPO registration welcome but challenges remain

Clarifications made by the CFTC on Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration have resolved some of the confusion for fund of funds but complexities still remain, a US law firm has said.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2012


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