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Saxo Bank partners with Lufax

Saxo Bank partners with Lufax

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:19

Saxo Bank has agreed a new white label partnership with Cina-based internet finance company Lufax. The partnership, expected to launch within the next three months, will see Lufax leverage the trading technology that underpins SaxoTraderGO, providing Lufax's client base with a seamless experience across mobile and desktop platforms, including complete functionality across the trade cycle - from pre-trade, execution and post-trade services for ETFs and cash stocks initially. »

GMP reconciliation top of the trustee agenda but still not enough action, says PASA

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:10

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), is urging schemes to move forward with their GMP reconciliation – while they still have time. »

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

EBS BrokerTec completes rebrand of EBS Treasury

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:42

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has completed a rebrand of the product formerly known as MyTreasury and launched EBS Treasury as a cash and FX liquidity management centre for treasurers.  »

SGSS secures Sydbank middle office services mandate

SGSS secures Sydbank middle office services mandate

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 07:18

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Sydbank Asset Management, a division of Sydbank A/S in Denmark, for middle-office services to support the growth of its institutional emerging market debt business in Europe. »

GMEX Avenir Warehouse Receipt System goes live at Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

GMEX Avenir Warehouse Receipt System goes live at Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 16:18

Phase 2 of GMEX Technologies’ project to implement the warehouse receipt system AvenirWRS at the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in Malawi, is now live. »

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Silverdale Capital adopts ClearStructure’s Sentry PM

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:15

Singapore-based Silverdale Capital is implementing ClearStructure's front-to-back office portfolio management solution, Sentry PM, which is designed to help clients streamline operational workflows, increase investor transparency and lower total cost of ownership. »

EIB provides GBP700m backing for Thames Tideway Tunnel

EIB provides GBP700m backing for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:05

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a GBP 700 million loan for the GBP 4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.  »

Invesco adopts Aequitas PTF Connect

Invesco adopts Aequitas PTF Connect

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:03

Invesco Canada (Invesco) has signed up for Aequitas Technology Services' fund technology platform, Aequitas PTF Connect. Having successfully completed live testing with all participating service providers, Invesco’s full range of Platform Traded Funds (PTFs) are now available for trading.  »

Paul Hastings advises on USD1.5bn senior secured bond for Altice/Suddenlink

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:38

Paul Hastings has advised JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and RBC in connection with the USD1.5 billion senior secured bond issued by Suddenlink.  »

Options deploys Fortinet to enhance email and network security

Options deploys Fortinet to enhance email and network security

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:26

Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has selected Fortinet to optimise key aspects of the firm’s email and network security, and enable enhanced cybersecurity capabilities for client firms.  »

New prudential requirements deliver long-term certainty for Euronext NV

New prudential requirements deliver long-term certainty for Euronext NV

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:32

Euronext and the Dutch Ministry of Finance have reached agreement on Euronext’s prudential requirements. The agreement follows an evaluation of the initial requirements that were set following incorporation of the Company and ahead of its IPO in 2014.  »

Northern Trust enhances solution for fair value levelling

Northern Trust enhances solution for fair value levelling

Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:08

As regulations require asset owners to provide increasing levels of investment transparency, Northern Trust has collaborated with Interactive Data (IDC) to enhance its support for fair value level determination for fixed income securities. »

PASA announces revised standards

PASA announces revised standards

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:26

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), has issued revised standards to market, including clarification of what administrators need to do to become PASA Accredited, and making the initial stage of Accreditation more straight forward.  »

Bloomberg’s OTC electronic trading services offer direct connectivity to Eurex Clearing

Bloomberg’s OTC electronic trading services offer direct connectivity to Eurex Clearing

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:30

Eurex Clearing has connected Bloomberg as an approved trade source for EurexOTC Clear, the Interest Rate Swaps Clearing offering of Deutsche Börse. »

Censeo to use RiskFirst’s PFaroe

Censeo to use RiskFirst’s PFaroe

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 15:13

UK-based Censeo Actuaries & Consultants has adopted RiskFirst’s PFaroe to enhance its defined benefit (DB) pension clients’ understanding and implementation of integrated risk management.  »

ESMA amends MiFID II standards on non-equity transparency and position limits

ESMA amends MiFID II standards on non-equity transparency and position limits

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 09:40

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued two Opinions proposing amendments to its draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTSs) under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).   »

UnaVista partners with Kaizen

UnaVista partners with Kaizen

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 11:06

UnaVista, London Stock Exchange Group’s global regulatory reporting platform, has partnered with regulatory reporting testing and compliance firm, Kaizen Reporting giving UnaVista clients access to Kaizen Reporting’s ReportShield service, which offers quality assurance testing of MiFID transaction reports at a field level, »

Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes appeals panel

Abu Dhabi Global Market establishes appeals panel

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:58

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Board of Directors has established an Appeals Panel in accordance with ADGM Financial Services & Markets Regulations 2015.  »

EIB provides GBP56m funding for seven new schools in Yorkshire

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:40

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide GBP56 million to build seven new secondary schools in Bradford, Harrogate, Keighley, Bradford and Huddersfield.  »

USS selects RiskFirst’s PFaroe for risk analysis

USS selects RiskFirst’s PFaroe for risk analysis

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:32

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, will use RiskFirst's risk management platform PFaroe to support its regular liability valuations and ongoing risk analysis.  »

Golding Capital Partners wins mandate to build another private debt portfolio

Golding Capital Partners wins mandate to build another private debt portfolio

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 09:33

Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has been mandated by TÜV SÜD Pension Trust to assemble and manage a portfolio of private debt investments. The managed account has a volume of some EUR100 million, which is to be invested in a portfolio of assets diversified by region and strategy.  »

Genpact and NFU Mutual agree long-term wealth management partnership

Genpact and NFU Mutual agree long-term wealth management partnership

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:56

NFU Mutual and Genpact have agreed a long-term partnership to deliver enhanced NFU Mutual advised and direct-to-consumer offerings, powered by Genpact's OpenWealth business process as a service (BPaaS) solution. »

Dallas Police and Fire Pension System selects Maples Fund Services for performance and risk reporting

Dallas Police and Fire Pension System selects Maples Fund Services for performance and risk reporting

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:55

Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (DPFP) has selected Maples Fund Services, a division of MaplesFS, to provide consolidated performance and risk reporting services to its USD3 billion pension plan. »

First labelled ABS green bond issued in Australia

First labelled ABS green bond issued in Australia

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:54

Australian based FlexiGroup has issued a landmark green Asset Backed Security (ABS) of AUD50 million (USD39 million) for refinancing of residential rooftop solar PV systems. The green ABS has received certification against the international Climate Bonds Solar Standard.   »

Terrawatt Initiative and Climate Bonds form new partnership

Terrawatt Initiative and Climate Bonds form new partnership

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:52

Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) and the Climate Bonds Initiative have formed a new partnership to help accelerate global financing of solar energy. The partnership will be announced at the Terrawatt Initiative/International Solar Alliance, “Trillion Dollar Opportunity” Roundtable in New York on 22 April. »

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 09:10

Docupace Technologies, a financial services sector digital compliance and cyber security company, is now independent from RCS Capital Corporation. »

EBS BrokerTec expands NDF offering

EBS BrokerTec expands NDF offering

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:50

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP's electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed income business, has added a new non-deliverable forward (NDF) instrument – one month against the fix, to be called TOD/TOM.  »

Eurex and Korea Exchange extend cooperation

Eurex and Korea Exchange extend cooperation

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:45

Eurex and Korea Exchange (KRX) has signed a contract to extend their cooperation by listing Mini KOSPI 200 index futures during Eurex trading hours. »

SGSS secures mandate from Ellipsis AM

SGSS secures mandate from Ellipsis AM

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:30

Ellipsis Asset Management (Ellipsis AM) has retained Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) to provide master-feeder solutions to support the distribution of its French flagship funds in Europe. »

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:14

BlackRock and Bank of America’s asset management business, BofA Global Capital Management, have completed a transaction transferring investment management responsibilities of approximately USD80 billion of AUM currently managed by BofA Global Capital Management to BlackRock.  »

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Awards

Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016

Hedgeweek Global Awards 2016

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 10:29

Special Reports

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 10:12

AIFMD Fund Services 2016

AIFMD Fund Services 2016

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 13:00

BVI Hedge Fund Services 2016

BVI Hedge Fund Services 2016

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 22:20

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2016

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2016

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:38

Prime Brokerage 2015

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