Dominic Hobson

Only those ignorant of the past would genuinely claim to have seen the future. It would take an intellectual to add that the future they saw actually works. But this week I understood for the first time why people are tempted to claim that they...

Posted on: 22 Sep, 2014

“There seems to be no end to hedge fund start-ups,” says Simon Monson. “And those who have been stuck at the $20 million assets under management (AuM) level for many years appear now to be on the move.” Monson is sales director at Linear...

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2014

One of the minor mysteries of the current re-regulatory boom and its accompanying squeeze on capital and liquidity is the lack of buy-side interest in buying third party collateral management services. Of course, many managers reckon they do a...

Posted on: 05 Sep, 2014

In the heroic age of hedge fund investing, managers based in the United States enjoyed a more than useful tax break. They could leave their crystallised annual performance fees in the offshore funds they managed. This had the twin advantage...

Posted on: 01 Sep, 2014

The real opportunity in data mining for custodian banks: a speech by Dominic Hobson delivered on 11 June 2014 at NeMa Vienna.


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Posted on: 21 Aug, 2014

Last week, I drew attention to the massive inflation of regulatory reporting obligations introduced under the updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the accompanying Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR)....

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2014

It is tempting for fund managers to believe that the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) is a problem for the sell-side only. After all, MiFID I was aimed primarily at...

Posted on: 11 Aug, 2014

On 24 February this year one of our regular webinars was devoted to cyber-security for fund managers. We thought cyber-security was more than a Y2K-style bogus hysteria whipped up by IT consultants eager to sell solutions to a threat that either...

Posted on: 04 Aug, 2014

1. The penalties now being levied on banks (of which the $9 billion settlement with BNP Paribas is the latest) contrast markedly with the absence of such measures in the early period of the financial crisis. The British banking industry has now...

Posted on: 28 Jul, 2014

Paul Woolley of the Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality at the London School of Economics is not alone in being convinced that financial markets need the equivalent of the Reformation. He enjoys more select company in...

Posted on: 21 Jul, 2014

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