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Bedell Trust authorised to provide depositary services from London and Jersey

Bedell Trust has received regulatory approval and a variation of permission from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide depositary services to UK alternative investment funds (AIFs) as well as "depositary-lite" services to non-EEA AIFs from its London office. »


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DTCC launches client data and documentation utility

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has teamed up with six banks to launch Clarient Entity Hub, which is designed to provide increased controls, standardisation and transparency during the client on-boarding process and ongoing client lifecycle events. »


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Cordium partners with IP Sentinel

Cordium, a provider of compliance consulting, accounting, tax and software to the financial services industry, has partnered with IP Sentinel, a provider of IT solutions, cybersecurity, monitoring and audit services to regulated entities. 

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Chi-X Japan welcomes Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities as trading participants

Chi-X Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative market operator Chi-X Global, has added two local brokers, Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities, as trading participants. »


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Gottex secures FINMA approval for EIM merger

Gottex Fund Management has received FINMA approval for its merger with EIM Group. »


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CFTC fines JP Morgan Securities USD650,000 over inaccurate large trader reports

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed and settled charges against JP Morgan Securities (JPMS), a futures commission merchant (FCM), for submitting inaccurate reports relating to the positions held by large traders whose accounts are carried by JPMS.  »


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International financial centres tackle regulatory challenges

By Craig Bridgewater, Managing Director (KPMG in Bermuda), Neale Jehan, Partner (KPMG in the Channel Islands) and Andrew Schofield, Director (KPMG in the Cayman Islands) – International financial centres play an important role in enabling the efficient flow of capital across borders, allowing hedge funds, in-particular, to attract investment capital globally. »


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Calm markets prevail despite pockets of turmoil worldwide

Equity-market risk declined broadly in the second quarter, falling by some measures to levels not seen in more than 30 years, according to the latest edition of Axioma Insight: Quarterly Risk Review. »


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SEC rules ‘supporting’ dark pools, says CMCRC

SEC trading rules may be providing dark venues a regulatory advantage over traditional stock exchanges, according to research by The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). »


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Emerging markets equity hedge funds to lead returns over next five to seven years, says NEPC survey

Endowments and foundations are still bullish on hedge fund strategies, with 65 per cent of respondents noting hedge fund exposure greater than 10 per cent of their total portfolio, according to the Q2 2014 NEPC Poll. »


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