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New Repo tool by FED to affect the short-term lending markets

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By FT.com Policy makers were briefed by Simon Potter, head of the markets group at the New York Fed, about establishing a “fixed-rate, full-allotment overnight reverse repo” facility. This would operate alongside the Fed’s existing reverse repo facility that is … Continue reading

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International Trade Finance Trends

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Asia Trade Finance Week 2013 Asia Trade Finance Week is nearly upon us with more than 600 delegates expected to attend the event in Singapore from the 2-4th September.  This event not only highlights the importance of Asia within the … Continue reading

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Family offices cautious about investing with Hedge Funds

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According to Family Office Review, despite seeing big inflow of investment capital, hedge funds find it quite difficult to attract funds from family offices. After the crisis family offices have increased their level of due diligence and smaller hedge funds … Continue reading

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Operational risk and regulation

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  Impact of Basel III and Dodd-Frank Act A survey conducted by Chartis Research has revealed that capital adequacy requirements linked to Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Act are expected to be leading sources of regulatory and operational risk management … Continue reading

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AML in the News

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BaFin is checking Deutsche Bank AML controls According to Reuters, the German regulator, BaFin, is looking into whether Deutsche Bank needs to tighten up its Anti Money Laundering (AML) controls.  The regulator is apparently concerned at potential delays in reporting … Continue reading

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ICMA issues covered bond statement

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  The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has issued a statement to the credit rating agencies relating to the methodologies used in rating covered bonds.  The statement revolves around the volatility of covered bond ratings in particular and other ratings … Continue reading

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Top 50 richest Family Offices

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Check the latest ranking of the richest family offices prepared by Bloomberg If you want to learn more about the latest trends in the Family Office sector you can attend a Eureka Financial course in London.

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The risks involved in securities settlement and custodial services

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Court verdict on Wells Fargo’s securities lending programme A federal court jury in Minnesota has rejected an $8.2m claim by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and other institutional investors that Wells Fargo & Co misrepresented a securities lending programme … Continue reading

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Ranking the top multi-family offices

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HSBC Private Wealth Solutions tops the multi-family office list according to a report compiled by Bloomberg.  The report which is based on self-reported data ranks multi-family offices by the amount of assets under investment as at the end of 2012. … Continue reading

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Targeting new wealth in Africa

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Barclays is joining Citigroup and UBS in targeting millionaire clients in Africa by creating Barclays Africa, through a merger with Absa Group. That will give Barclays access to 1200 branches across the continent and estimated 128 million households. The number of … Continue reading

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