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Establishing a Foundation for Social Media Screening as a Due Diligence

It’s easy now to condemn Martin Shkreli by pointing at his fraud indictment, purported lies he told investors and his childish behavior before Congress.

Posted on: 12 Apr, 2016

Investors: catch their style drift?

It’s no secret that investors want a well-diversified portfolio that produces consistent returns through all kinds of market cycles and fits within a mandated or expected risk profile and parameters.

Posted on: 29 Mar, 2016

Webinar review: Are you ready for UCITS V?

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
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Sonia Maloney of Norrep on the Needs of the Asset Management Community from Custody Side

GCF spoke to Sonia Maloney, COO at Norrep Capital Management, on the needs of the Asset Management Community from the Custody side, at the 2015 Global Custody Forum in London.
Posted on: 16 Dec, 2015

Does the Hedge Fund industry benefit society?

Opinions
25 Mar, 2015

It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a large portion of the general public, but should it be? The average person is inundated with negative articles creating the image that: 1.) Most hedge fund managers are dishonest and frequently commit fraud or violate insider trading laws. 2.) Hedge funds are highly risky investments. 3.) Their devious actions are bad for the general public. 4.) Hedge funds generate bad performance and their fees are too high.

Cyber resilience core to safeguarding investment value

The warning by the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee last month that financial firms in the UK are underestimating the threat of cybercrime, coupled with recent high-profile blow-by-blow media accounts of companies under attack, are set to keep cyber resilience firmly on corporate governance agendas.

Posted on: 16 Jan, 2015
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10 Predictions for the Alternative Investment Fund Depositary market in 2015

INDOS Financial Limited, the UK independent AIFMD depositary, sets out its predictions for developments that will impact the depositary market for alternative investment funds in 2015.

Posted on: 12 Jan, 2015
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CalPERS rethink puts spotlight on hedge fund infrastructures

Was CalPERS’ decision merely a blip, or a sign of things to come for the hedge fund industry?

Posted on: 07 Jan, 2015
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Agecroft Partners’ Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2015

Opinions
05 Jan, 2015

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends through their contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organisations.

Alternative investors: preparing for the unknown entity

Feature
23 Dec, 2014

Mark Davies, General Manager of Avox, a wholly owned subsidiary of DTCC, discusses the long-term considerations firms must make in managing their legal entity data to meet AIFMD reporting requirements.

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