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Richard Harland, SEI

Investor reporting could become a key differentiator in the battle for raising assets

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:47

Alternatives have become a more mature option for institutional allocators, yet the reporting obligations fueled by the constantly evolving regulatory landscape has become a challenge for a large number of alternative fund managers. »

Lydia A Gavalis, Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane names general counsel and chief compliance officer

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:45

Hamilton Lane has appointed Lydia A Gavalis as general counsel and Frederick W Shaw as chief compliance officer, effective as 1 April. »

Roman Lokhov, BCS Global Markets

BCS Global Markets appoints co-heads in London

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 09:46

BCS Global Markets, the Russian investment bank and largest securities broker on the Moscow exchange, has appointed Bradley Duke and Tim Bevan as co-chief executives of its UK entity, BCS Prime Brokerage (BCS UK). »

Jacqueline Gaillard, Axioma

Axioma names MD, people and talent

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 09:43

Axioma, a provider of enterprise market risk and portfolio management solutions, has appointed Jacqueline Gaillard as managing director, people and talent. »

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The investment manager’s guide to business continuity compliance

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 09:36

In today’s unpredictable world, it’s more critical than ever that investment managers and advisers establish plans to keep their businesses from experiencing undue harm. Daily business operations can be impacted by a wide variety of scenarios– from the most threatening, large-scale disasters (like terrorism, natural disasters, etc.) to more common, user-provoked errors. But regardless of the size and scope of the disruption, today’s financial firms are often ill-prepared to restore operations in a timely manner – and with minimal impact to the firm. »

Michael de Verteuil, Linedata

Asset managers have socio-economic and political concerns

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:56

Social and geopolitical turbulence across Europe and North America are concerns for global asset managers, according to the 2017 Linedata Global Asset Management & Administration Survey. »

Ron Jordan, DTCC

DTCC’s GMEI utility ready for MiFID II implementation

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:49

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) subsidiary operating the Global Markets Entity Identifier (GMEI) utility continues to operate as the largest legal entity identifier (LEI) issuer, by share of the total LEIs issued worldwide, in the run-up to MiFID II implementation. »

Brett Williams, SEI

SEI AUA rises by 25 per cent

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:42

SEI increased its assets under administration (AUA) by 25 per cent in 2016, with year-over-year net flows in its UK private banking business rising by 21 per cent. »

Nauman Anees, ThinkMarkets

ThinkMarkets cuts latency on ThinkTrader mobile app

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 08:39

ThinkMarkets, a provider of forex, CFDs and financial spread betting, has enhanced its ThinkTrader mobile trading app through the implementation of Neumob’s SDK, an app acceleration framework, to reduce latency for global forex and CFD traders. »

Christian Nauer, SwissAnalytics

The importance of ongoing due diligence

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:39

Recently, investor demand has increased for private equity, hybrid public / private funds and alternative yield strategies such as direct lending, asset leasing and royalty streams. As such, the more complex nature of these strategies makes both pre- and post-investment due diligence far more important.  »

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