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Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect creates new opportunities for Luxembourg funds

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 09:01

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect provides international investors with another direct link to access China’s domestic A-shares market and especially the stocks on the tech-heavy Shenzhen market. It also provides Luxembourg investment funds with access to a new asset class. »

Todd Moyer, Confluence

RegTech to trigger asset management back office transformation in 2017

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 09:10

Confluence predicts that the rise of regulatory technology (RegTech) in 2017 will trigger a transformation of the asset management back office, with improved data management and technology solutions delivering operating model improvements through automation. »

ICDA signs MoU with China Futures Association

ICDA signs MoU with China Futures Association

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 09:10

The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (ICDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Futures Association (CFA) covering wide-ranging co-operation between the two associations including training and global advocacy. »

Eddie Astanin, NSD

Russia and China’s securities depositories sign MoU

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:08

The National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDC), which provides services to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. »

CBOE Futures Exchange granted Registered Market Operator approval in Singapore

CBOE Futures Exchange granted Registered Market Operator approval in Singapore

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 08:08

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has been approved as a Registered Market Operator (RMO) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). »

Ken Heinz

Japan hedge funds hit by Brexit

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 08:20

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds investing in Japan declined to conclude the first half of 2016 as the Japanese Yen surged on Brexit, while hedge funds investing in China and throughout Emerging Asia posted mixed performance for the second quarter. »

 CFTC and Hong Kong SFC sign MoU on supervision of cross-border regulated entities

CFTC and Hong Kong SFC sign MoU on supervision of cross-border regulated entities

Wed, 23/12/2015 - 09:48

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Chief Executive Officer Ashley Alder regarding cooperation and the exchange of information in the supervision and oversight of regulated entities that operate on a cross-border basis in the United States and in Hong Kong. »

Global Prime Partners secures HK licence

Global Prime Partners secures HK licence

Thu, 17/09/2015 - 15:05

Global Prime Partners, a provider of prime brokerage, execution and clearing services to all classes of professional investors, has received regulatory approval from the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong. »

China flag

China: Reform story still intact

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 13:38

Financial reform is still the big story for China, says Michael Lai, investment director, GAM… »

Deutsche Börse receives full regulatory approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore for clearing house

Deutsche Börse receives full regulatory approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore for clearing house

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:07

 Deutsche Börse Group has received full regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to operate Eurex Clearing Asia.  »

CME Group and Multi Commodity Exchange of India sign MOU

CME Group and Multi Commodity Exchange of India sign MOU

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:12

CME Group and Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on various cooperation activities and potential business opportunities, including a joint viability study of setting up operations in an International Finance Service Centre in India.  »

gavel and law books

US CFTC and APRA sign MoU on supervision of cross-border regulated firms

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the supervision of cross-border regulated firms. »

Hong Kong

CFTC issues exemption to the HKSFC permitting US customers to deal directly with HK brokers

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order to Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) permitting US customers to deal directly with HKSFC-licensed brokers. »

regulation books

CFTC issues Order of Registration for Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 11:00

The US. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order of Registration to Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD), a Foreign Board of Trade located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   »

Singpaore

CFTC issues order of registration for Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 17:00

The US CFTC has issued an Order of Registration to the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited (SGX-DT), a Foreign Board of Trade located in Singapore.  »

Singapore

CFTC imposes USD3m penalty on Olam International over cocoa futures trading

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 16:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Singapore-based Olam International and Olam Americas. »

China flag

Reform v growth in China

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:48

Michael Lai, Investment Director, GAM, looks at whether the Chinese government is currently more focused on reform or growth… »

Man with loud hailer

FIX Trading Community launches FIX Implementation Guide for Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect project

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 16:32

FIX Trading Community has published an industry Implementation Guide for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect project.   »

Singapore

CFTC issues no-action letter for Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:30

The US CFTC has issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that it will not take enforcement action against Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited (SGX-DC) for failure to comply with the applicable swap data reporting requirements of Commission Regulations 45.3 and 45.4. »

Document signing

CFTC and ASIC sign MoU on supervision of cross-border entities

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:36

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on the supervision of cross-border entities. »

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