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FXCM and founders fined USD7m over forex fraud

FXCM and founders fined USD7m over forex fraud

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:07

Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), its parent company FXCM Holdings and FXCM’s founding partners, Dror Niv and William Ahdout, are to pay a USD7 million penalty to settle CFTC charges that they defrauded retail forex customers. »

GAIN Capital to acquire client base of FXCM's US operations

GAIN Capital to acquire client base of FXCM's US operations

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:04

GAIN Capital, a provider of online trading services, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the client base of FXCM's US operations. »

Emily Haithwaite, Ogier

Ogier appoints Jersey funds partner

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 08:50

Jersey funds and regulatory specialist Emily Haithwaite has joined Ogier as a partner. »

Kier Boley, GAM

Merger arbitrage a lower-risk option to play US regulatory changes

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:31

Event driven was the top-performing hedge fund strategy in 2016, with the HFRX Event Driven index up 11.1 per cent in USD terms, according to the latest monthly hedge fund update from GAM portfolio manager Kier Boley. »

Oleg Bagrii, B Trading

B Trading launches orders insurance service in London

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:18

B Trading has launched a systematic order insurance service exclusive to the financial services sector in London. »

A ‘KURE’ for regulatory fatigue

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:12

By Ras Sipko, KOGER – For the past four years, alternative fund managers with US investors have been coming to terms with the far-reaching effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA. Some 60-plus countries have signed up to cooperate with the IRS in order to enforce FATCA and this year the compliance burden is set to grow yet again. On 31st May 2017, fund managers will have to submit their first filing under the OECD Common Reporting Standards initiative, which can best be thought of as global FATCA or 'GATCA'. »

James Williams, Global Fund Media

Multiple growth drivers boost Ireland’s Funds Industry

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 11:04

There are a number of encouraging developments in Ireland that would, on the surface, appear to place it on a strong footing to further enhance its reputation as Europe's leading onshore alternative funds jurisdiction.  »

Cyril Delamere, ML Capital

ML Capital evolves fund solutions offering

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:55

ML Capital, one of Ireland's leading management company groups, has grown to exceed EUR3 billion of AUM over the last 12 months. The growth trajectory over recent years has enabled ML Capital to evolve from being a leading UCITS platform operator to being more of a fund solutions provider to managers and investors alike.  »

John Bohan, Apex Fund services

Moving towards the paperless office

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:50

The Irish Government is keen to embrace the FinTech revolution as is evidenced by its IFS2020 strategy for International Financial Services, which aims to create 10,000 new jobs in the IFS sector by 2020.  »

Linda Gorman, Quintillion

Forging closer links with clients

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 10:42

Alternative fund managers have had a myriad of regulatory change to contend with over recent years. In the early stages, many chose to take on the reporting burden themselves. This was very much a learning curve.  »

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