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Exploring the secrets of the boardroom

By: Real Business Boards are essential for making sure that shareholders are able to properly hold your management team to account. Getting the boardroom dynamics right is key to success. The CEO, FD and chairman need to work together and bring the right mix of skills to the table. This begs a number of questions. […]

International Securities Settlements and Custodial Services Program in London

Register for a practical 2 day International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services course in London – 7-8 of July 2014. This 2 day training program is designed to provide delegates with practical  knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and procedures in international securities settlement and custodial services as well as operational risks involved. You will […]

Are Emerging Markets Re-emerging?

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 markets as investors decided that less monetary stimulus would lead to a return to the […]

European UCITS through the roof

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 largest quarterly net inflow since Q1 of 2006 and is a stark contrast when compared […]

New enhanced solution for FATCA by Thomson Reuters

By: Market Watch  Thomson Reuters announced today enhancements to its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Grandfathered Obligations (GO) solution to include material modifications flags. The new material modifications feature will help financial institutions, including custodian banks, better determine the FATCA eligibility of financial instruments when and if an underlying debt modification occurs and changes […]

UK leading in the European Hedge Funds sector

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. (…) The UK far eclipses other countries in Europe in terms of total hedge fund AUM, […]

Switzerland moving towards tax transparency

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 governments that have mounted a concerted attack on evasion in the wake of the global […]

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

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 Treasury & Risk put a series of questions to US actuary and financial risk management […]

Corporate governance becoming key consideration for China PE industry

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 exit channels and of the increasing competition in many sectors of the economy, the level […]

S&P report on the Gulf Corporate Governance

By: Nicolas Parasie, The Wall Street Journal According to the latest report by S&P corporate governance among Gulf companies is weak and improving it will be a slow process. Only 2 or 6.3%, of the 32 companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region that S&P rates have earned “strong” management and governance points. That […]

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