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Nomura’s fund management business granted UCITS management license

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 09:42

Global Funds Management (GFM), a subsidiary of Nomura Bank (Luxembourg) (NBL), has been granted a licence to operate as a UCITS management company, in addition to its current Alternative Investment Fund Manager status. »

J Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC

US CFTC and UK FCA to collaborate on FinTech innovation

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 08:26

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are to collaborate and support innovative firms through each other’s financial technology (FinTech) initiatives – LabCFTC and FCA Innovate. »

Mike Byrne, Jersey FSA

Jersey sees uptick in number of fund managers choosing the island’s private placement regime

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 18:11

A growing number of Jersey-registered fund managers are opting to future-proof their strategies and market into Europe through national private placement regimes (NPPRs) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to the latest figures from Jersey’s regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC). »

Rob Walton, Intelliflo

Intelliflo and Brookland Computer Services launch GDPR toolkit and readiness assessment

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 09:39

Intelliflo has collaborated with Brookland Computer Services, a specialist technology solutions and advisory firm with 20 years’ experience working for regulated clients in the financial services and legal markets, to produce a comprehensive GDPR toolkit ahead of the new regulation coming into force on 25 May 2018. »

Upwards trend

FCA referrals to Regulatory Decisions Committee jump by 65 per cent

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 09:13

There has been a 65 per cent jump in the number of firms referred to the Regulatory Decisions Committee, suggesting an acceleration in FCA investigations, according to Cleveland & Co, the boutique legal advisory business. »

Gary Brackenridge, Linedata

Linedata Gravitas partners with Seclore for data-centric security and GDPR compliance

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 09:35

Linedata has integrated rights management specialist Seclore’s solution into the Linedata Gravitas’ Cybersecurity Services Portfolio, allowing clients to protect their most sensitive data regardless of where the data travels or is stored, in any file format, and on any operating system or device. »

Tom Driscoll, Charles River

Charles River IMS delivers MiFID II compliance

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:19

Charles River clients subject to the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) are now able to comply using the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS). »

Robert Angel, Northern Trust

Northern Trust survey reveals investment managers’ greatest MiFID II implementation challenge

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 17:43

Close to 50 per cent of investment managers and consultants surveyed at Northern Trust’s (Nasdaq: NTRS) annual Regulatory and Depositary conference cited client reporting as the greatest implementation challenge presented by MiFID II. »

Marc Kish, Ogier

Third party litigation funding in the Cayman Islands: A shift in policy

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 13:04

By Marc Kish, Partner, Ogier – In a recent landmark decision of the Grand Court in A Company and A Funder, the Court has approved a third party litigation funding agreement and in doing so given a roadmap to funders as to what conditions it will apply in such cases. While previous decisions of the Grand Court have approved third party funding agreements in principle, the Court’s observations have until now been restricted to the use of funding for the benefit of impecunious liquidation estates. This was a case involving a large multinational seeking to take advantage of funding for other commercial reasons. »

Jude Scott, Cayman Finance

Fintech to be a focus of continued innovation

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:44

Q&A with Jude Scott, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cayman Finance… »

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