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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.

Posted on: 18 May, 2017

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 standardization lowers business costs in finance as in manufacturing – for American banks and investors as well as their international counterparts. A common set of rules for the global financial industry is just a matter of common sense, argues Thomas Murray.

Posted 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 in

Posted on: 21 Apr, 2017

Proposed EU Legislation on CCP Resolution – Open Letter of Dismay

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21 Apr, 2017

On 28 November 2016, we managers at Thomas Murray were concerned to see the publication of: 

COM(2016) 856 final 2016/0365 (COD)

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties and amending Regulations (EU) No 1095/2010, (EU) No 648/2012, and (EU) 2015/2365

We understand that this is a first legislative draft, and write in the hope that it will be very significantly amended. 

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...

Posted 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.

Posted on: 14 Sep, 2016
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Challenges UK SMEs Face After Brexit

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14 Sep, 2016

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. While the UK may not have officially left the EU yet, already the decision is having somewhat of an impact upon many individuals and businesses. It is set to create a lot of challenges for SMEs in the UK in the coming months and years, which if they aren’t overcome could result in serious financial and logistical problems.

NatWest says time is ripe for funds to appoint independent depositaries

A serious conflict of interest has arisen in the European funds industry.

Posted on: 07 Jul, 2016

The impact of government regulations on businesses: do they help or hinder?

There has always been a tension between governments and businesses when it comes to the imposition of regulation.

Posted on: 29 Jun, 2016

What current trends tell us about the future of the hedge fund industry

The following comments are excerpted from Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge’s presentation delivered at the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference held on 9 May 2016 in Montreal.

Posted on: 18 May, 2016
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