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Here comes the MiFID II

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By Stanley Epstein, Eureka Financial The original Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) came into force in November 2007. MiFID brought competition to the trading procedures in the European Union. Under MiFID investment firms could operate throughout the EU on … Continue reading

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Top Hedge Fund Managers bet on London

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By: Bloomberg London’s fund industry is bouncing back, and U.S. billionaires Steven A. Cohen and Ken Griffin are grabbing a piece of the action. Griffin’s Citadel and Millennium Management, a hedge fund run by Israel Englander, have bulked up in … Continue reading

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The real cost of FATCA implementation

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By: International Adviser FATCA was implemented worldwide at the beginning of this month, but the impact (and costs) are only now just beginning to filter through to the financial services community. (…) The UK Government estimates it will cost UK … Continue reading

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Main Trends in Collateral Management

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By: Securities Lending Times According to the new survey conducted by Sapient Global Markets in March, evolution towards the front office has been identified as one of the main trends for efficient collateral management across global market participants. The research … Continue reading

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Are Emerging Markets Re-emerging?

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Last week was the anniversary of the announcement made by Bernanke which sent shockwaves through financial markets. His statement that the US monetary stimulus could not continue indefinitely was a message no one wanted to hear. (…) Hardest hit were emerging … Continue reading

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European UCITS through the roof

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By: AssetServicingTimes.com The European investment fund industry saw a surge in demand for UCITS in Q1 of 2014 with the total rising to €148 billion, according to statistics from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). This marks the … Continue reading

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UK leading in the European Hedge Funds sector

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By: SecuritiesLendingTimes.com According to Preqin’s research the majority of new hedge funds setting up in Europe have chosen to do it in the UK. Approximately 50% of all known European hedge fund launches in 2013 and 2014 took place there. (…) … Continue reading

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Switzerland moving towards tax transparency

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By FT.com Switzerland, one of the world’s largest offshore financial centres, has agreed to exchange tax information automatically with other countries, in a significant breakthrough in the international crackdown on evasion (…). The move is a big step forward for … Continue reading

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ERM – Lessons learnt since the financial crisis and where practices are still lagging

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Lessons learnt after the crisis With signs that the global financial crisis is on the wane; five years after the fall of Lehman Brothers  analysts are asking what lessons, if any, have been learnt along the way.  To this end … Continue reading

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Corporate governance becoming key consideration for China PE industry

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By: privateequitywire.co.uk The quality of investments is becoming more important for the private equity industry in China, according to a joint study from Deutsche Borse and CMS Hasche Sigle. As a result of the slowing Chinese economy, of closed IPO … Continue reading

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