Regulation

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

Working with the Bank of England's senior managers regime

As of March, the new Senior Managers Regime (SMR), designed to improve individual accountability in the banking and finance sector, is in full effect within the UK.

Posted on: 31 May, 2016

Sovereign wealth funds, central banks and collateral liquidity

The way that collateral is being used, and indeed needed, in financial markets has altered significantly since the financial crises.

Posted on: 06 May, 2016

The impact of regulation upon asset managers and investors

We spoke to Robert Goldbaum, SVP product & market strategy at Backstop Solutions about how regulation

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2016

Custodian banks, AIFMD and UCITS V

We spoke to HSBC's head of product solutions - regulatory change, Paul Ellis, about how the bank managed the implementation of UCITS V and the similarities with getting over the line with AIFMD, how this directive has impacted custody arrangements

Posted on: 20 Apr, 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

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

The impact of margin requirements for non-cleared OTC derivatives on the fund management industry

To help fund managers understand what is required of them, and how prepared they are by comparison with their peers, the Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has published in the form of a White Paper an analysis of the results of a survey it conducted in the closing months of last year.

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2016

Dirk Bullmann of the European Central Bank on the Future of T2S

GCF spoke to Dirk Bullmann, Advisor, Directorate General Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure at the European Central Bank, on the future of T2S, at the 2015 Global Custody Forum in London.
Posted on: 21 Dec, 2015

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