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A white paper published by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has urged regulators and financial institutions to collaborate more on the increasing threats posed by cyber-crime.

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Technology

More than two-thirds of insurance companies intend to scale back their exposures to alternative asset managers as a result of regulation, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (...

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

BNP Paribas Securities Services has launched an outsourced reporting service for firms filing their Annex IV under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Fund Administration

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to change the definition of accredited investor either by increasing the income or net worth threshold, or by introducing financial competency examinations in what could make it harder for...

Posted on: 22 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is likely to force prime brokers to segregate AIF assets from non-AIF assets in what could have significant implications for the prime brokerage operating model.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

COOConnect spoke to Roman Pelka of Montfort Funds about the effects of the CISA-CISO regime on hedge funds in Switzerland.

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Video Features

Here is a summary of GAIM Ops, Dublin, which took place from 8-10 October 2014. COOConnect editor Charles Gubert was in attendance at the conference in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted on: 17 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Operations

Global regulators and financial institutions should focus on preventative rather than reactive measures to mitigate the knock-on effects of a central counterparty clearing house (CCP) running into difficulty if one of its clearing members...

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

One of the best known and highest profile figures in the securities services industry is leaving Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) in early November.

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2014
Posted in: People Moves

Firms outsourcing the compilation and submission of their Annex IV to fund administrators could find themselves under pressure to disclose the document to investors if administration costs are borne by the fund.

Posted on: 15 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Outsourcing

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