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Tougher measures on capital requirements proposed by the regulators

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By: FT.com Global regulators on Thursday proposed new measures to toughen up the regime that governs capital requirements for banks’ trading books. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a consultation paper proposing that banks use a standardised approach to determine … Continue reading

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The list of Worlds wealthiest artists

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By: Wealth-X Damian Hirst leads the list of the world’s wealthiest artists with the net worth of US $350 million according to Wealth-X. With the art world converging on London to behold and buy works from Contemporary Masters at the … Continue reading

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10 Questions each Risk Manager should ask himself

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By Stanley Epstein The whole aspect of Risk Management has taken on a much higher profile over the past few years, driven by many new factors. In the financial industry the crisis that so unpleasantly arrived on our doorstep in … Continue reading

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Top 10 HNWIs in Africa

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By: Wealth-X The wealthiest man in Africa is Nigeria’s Aliko Mohammed Dangote, a self-made business tycoon with a personal fortune of US$17 billion. He leads the Wealth-X list of Africa’s wealthiest individuals, which is primarily dominated by South Africans and … Continue reading

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Working together to combat money laundering

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7th Annual European Financial Crime Conference On 21st October the European Financial Crime Conference takes place in London.  Key areas to be debated over two days include current thinking on AML compliance and a review of the EU’s AML agenda.  … Continue reading

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Clearstream and DCCC cooperation on collateral management for CCP margining

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By: SecuritiesLendingTimes Clearstream’s global liquidity hub has its first Middle Eastern central counterparty (CCP) link. The Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), which is the CCP of the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, has agreed to cooperate on collateral management for CCP … Continue reading

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The Libor effect on derivatives

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The UK Court of Appeal is this week hearing two cases in an attempt to determine whether the Libor rate rigging scandal can be considered to be sufficient grounds for invalidating derivatives contracts.  In the first of the cases Barclays … Continue reading

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Investment Performance Challenges

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Gauging exchange-traded fund managed portfolios Morningstar’s EFT Investment conference saw an interesting panel discussion on the difficulties of gauging the performance of exchange-traded fund managed portfolios. The panel noted investor concerns with regard to these investments which were driven by … Continue reading

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Banking Reform Bill Amendment on Payments and Securities Settlements

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On 8th October the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill heads to the House of Lords for further consideration by their Lordships. Having listened to numerous opinions the Government has tabled more than 80 amendments which it proposes to add to … Continue reading

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How to create a successful family office?

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By Bill Humphreys, Eureka Financial We are often asked the question “How do you create a successful family office?” This is a complex, multi-dimensional issue that cannot be fully addressed or “solved” in a short article but I will outline … Continue reading

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