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Due diligence is one of the fastest growing challenges in investment management. Investors are performing due diligence on fund managers who in turn are performing due diligence on their prime brokers, custodian and distributors.

Posted on: 15 Mar, 2016
On Tuesday 01 March, Thomas Murray hosted a half day event in London entitled Post-Trade Risk Roundtable. The event sought to explore the regulatory hurdles being faced by those involved with the funds industry, and how firms can prepare to clear...
Posted on: 04 Mar, 2016

COOConnect recently hosted a webinar with SuMi Trust entitled, Are you ready for UCITS V? Here, you can listen to a re-run of the session, as well as download the white paper from SuMi Trust on the topic.

Posted on: 19 Feb, 2016
Posted in: Opinions, Webinars

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

HSBC has added the United States to its network of markets in which the bank clears and custodies the assets of its clients directly. HSBC has done all this, with varying degrees of difficulty, in dozens of markets around the world.

Posted on: 09 Feb, 2016

Fund managers have traditionally based their funds offshore to ensure they can distribute their funds to investors everywhere without worrying that the income and capital gains they generate might be taxed at a...

Posted on: 03 Feb, 2016

Segregation of assets in accounts that bear the name of the owner is one of the unstoppable regulatory and commercial trends of our time. While custodian banks have invested considerable resources in the development of ingenious arguments against...

Posted on: 28 Jan, 2016
Posted in: Feature
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...
Posted on: 27 Jan, 2016

Bill Gourlay, who previously ran the fund management strategy group at RBC in London, arrived at investment management industry technology consultants Idea Group as CEO in December 2013.

Posted on: 21 Jan, 2016

Thomas Murray spoke to John Van Verre about HSBC's move to launch a US direct custody and clearing model - what it means for the bank and its clients, how it aids with regulatory challenges in the custody industry and what it means for HSBC in...

Posted on: 13 Jan, 2016

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