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Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and trade settlements, according to HSBC Securities Services.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

ESMA could intervene if PBs and custodians fail to agree on depositary liability

The European Securities and  Markets Authority (ESMA) could be forced to intervene if global custodians and prime brokers cannot reach consensus on depositary liability as mandated under AIFMD,  the global head of regulatory and industry affairs a

Posted on: 23 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Hedge funds should not rush launches to avoid summer 2013 AIFMD compliance deadline, warns expert

Start-up hedge funds should not to rush their launches to avoid full compliance with AIFMD in July 2013, warned a senior executive at KB Associates, the boutique hedge fund consultancy.

Posted on: 02 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Managers unprepared for AIFMD, says KPMG

A substantial number of fund managers (52%) have still not conducted impact analysis on AIFMD despite the November 2011 advice from ESMA, while 63% are yet to appoint a depositary, a KPMG survey has shown.

Posted on: 20 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Regulation

ALFI Luxembourg 2012: A Summary

Here are some of the key points from ALFI, which took place in Luxembourg between November 20 and 21.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

ALFI Luxembourg: Depositaries could shun some funds of funds due to AIFMD Level 2 liability concerns

Depositaries could be forced to rethink some of their relations with funds of funds because of the strict liability requirements mandated under the AIFMD Level 2 provisions, experts have warned at ALFI Luxembourg.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

HSBC welcomes latest Singaporean hedge fund regulations

HSBC Securities Services has welcomed new rules aimed at regulating Singapore’s $53 billion hedge fund industry.

Posted on: 02 Aug, 2012
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