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Gian Luigi Trucco, Swiss Association of Fund Managers

Assessing the evolution of the Swiss funds industry

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:32

Interview from Lugano, Switzerland’s third financial centre, with Gian Luigi Trucco, Swiss Association of Asset Managers… »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Managers face Swiss Legal Representative requirement

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:22

The sands of time are running out for hedge fund managers wishing to continue distributing their funds to Swiss investors. As of 1 March 2015, any foreign hedge fund looking to raise assets in Switzerland from qualified investors will be required to appoint a Swiss legal representative and paying agent.  »

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TABB Group sees first-mover advantage in innovation and migration for firms in coming post-Dodd-Frank period

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 12:30

While the past several years of regulatory uncertainty have frustrated, if not left, the derivatives industry treading water, capital markets research firm TABB Group, in new research, believes the coming post-Dodd-Frank period portends to be a watershed moment in innovation and migration for many capital markets firms. »

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DriverUp launches first online automotive financing marketplace for accredited investors

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:45

DriverUp, the first online marketplace for automotive financing, has launched giving accredited investors an opportunity to directly enter the USD379 billion auto lending industry. »

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NRI adds price in margin and derivative trading functionality to i-STAR back office solution

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:30

Nomura Research Institute has added new functionality to the I-STAR securities back-office solution for wholesale brokerage firms.  »

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Growing complexities of asset management demand evolutionary leap in operating capabilities

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:00

Investment organisations will need sophisticated operating capabilities that support their business strategies if they want to be competitive in an increasingly complex industry, according to a report by SEI. »

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BBS Securities is now a clearing member of CDCC

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:00

The Board of Directors of Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) has approved the membership application of BBS Securities Inc. BBS will participate on CDCC under broker ID #028. »

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SWIB selects Markit for enterprise data management

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 09:00

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has selected Markit’s enterprise data management (EDM) platform. The $104 billion investment fund will create a central hub for all of its investment data and reconciliations. »

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Passive managers can do more to enhance corporate engagement, says Mercer

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 06:00

Investment managers could do more to get a handle on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks within passively managed equity strategies, according to analysis by Mercer. »

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Premier Asset Management turns to Silverfinch to help insurance clients meet Solvency II requirements

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 21:00

Premier Asset Management has appointed Silverfinch to handle an expected sharp rise in look-through data requests from its insurance clients moving to comply with new Solvency II regulations. »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Prime Brokerage 2015

Read how prime brokers of all shapes and sizes are becoming both operational and balance sheet-efficient, and broadening out their product suites for hedge fund managers... »

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Lyxor Asset Management - Why trend-following strategies are back on track

This Hedgeweek Special Report explains not only why managed futures should be reconsidered by investors, but also how a more effective risk allocation strategy can benefit investor portfolios in both correlated and non-correlated markets... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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