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AmBank recognised as one of Asia’s outstanding companies for corporate governance

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  According to the Sun Daily, AmBank Group was named “Asia’s Outstanding Company” at the recent Ninth Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2013 held in Manila, the Philippines. Corporate Governance Asia is a Hong Kong-based quarterly journal featuring news and … Continue reading

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The global market in Trade Finance

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Growth Prediction for EMEA Syndicated Loan Market At the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) annual conference in London 800 delegates heard a range of speakers talk on the conference theme of “connecting members in a changing world.”  One highlight was the … Continue reading

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JPMorgan agreed to pay $920M to Settle London Whale Probes

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By Bloomberg.com JP Morgan agreed to pay $920 million in penalties and admitted violating securities laws last year as top managers withheld information from the board. Senior executives had evidence by late April 2012 that traders in the chief investment … Continue reading

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The scope and structure of Transaction Banking

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Transaction Banking function differs from bank to bank, so what is the ideal structure of a transaction banking unit and how one define its function ? Follow this interesting discussion on the scope and challenges of transaction banking worldwide. “Transaction … Continue reading

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MasterCard and EFL partnership to help SMBs’ growth in the developing countries

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As reported by AmeInfo.com, MasterCard and the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) today announced a global partnership to promote small business (SMB) growth in developing countries. The partnership was at the annual banking conference, SIBOS, and provides international issuers in developing … Continue reading

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Measuring portfolio performance

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Moneylife surveys Portfolio Management Schemes An Indian financial reporting group, Moneylife, has released an interesting survey into the public’s experience of Portfolio Management Schemes (PMS) a popular portfolio management service in India provided to clients by all major brokerage firms, asset … Continue reading

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More difficulties for asset managers and pension funds to access OTC derivatives market

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Impact of Dodd-Frank on asset management and pension funds in the US With the new section of Dodd-Frank regulations which came into life on 9th of September, asset managers and pension funds in the US will face more difficulties in … Continue reading

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OTC Derivatives Market Update

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Derivatives move into the shadows According to FT shadow financial institutions are taking advantage of a wave of new derivatives regulation imposed on the banks. This has resulted in a substantial portion of the derivative market moving away from the mainstream banks … Continue reading

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ERM – Enterprise Risk Management: Not a one-size fits all programme

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Dan Baldwin from Leggett & Platt discusses the importance and complexity of managing ERM in an organisation.  ERM – The Art and Science of Enterprise Risk Management (…) Risk is a big part of life and business. If you take no … Continue reading

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In the news: Repo round-up

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ECB temporarily relaxes rules on ASBs With effect from 16 October the European Central Bank (ECB) is imposing higher reporting standards for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS).  However it has agreed to temporarily consider accepting securities which … Continue reading

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