Gottex completes EIM merger

Gottex Fund Management, an independent provider of alternative, multi-asset and Asian investment solutions for institutional and retail investors, has completed its merger with EIM Group. »


CFTC issues time-limited no-action relief for CDS clearing-related swaps

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an extension to no-action letter 13-86 which provided time-limited relief relating to certain CDS clearing-related swaps. »


JOBS Act changing hedge fund communications, says study

Hedge funds are beginning to take advantage of new communications channels one year after the enactment of the JOBS Act, according to a Peppercomm study. »

Trading screens

GBST Syn~ now certified for Omgeo CTM

GBST has worked with Omgeo to develop and certify its Syn~ application with Omgeo’s Central Trade Manager (CTM). »


DTCC and Euroclear create collateral processing JV

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Euroclear have created a joint venture that will leverage both companies’ expertise, technology and franchises, focusing on collateral processing. »


Withers hires head of financial services and investment funds

International law firm Withers has hired Andrea Luciano as a partner and head of financial services and investment funds in its Milan office.  »


LME introduces new fee schedule

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is introducing a new fee schedule, which provides an all-in transaction fee with trading and clearing components, all now charged in USD. »

Hong Kong

Two additional partners to join Akin Gump in Hong Kong

F Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are to join law firm Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office. »

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Euronext to lower client fees for Dutch options

Euronext is reducing client trading fees for transactions in Dutch individual equity and index options.  »


Six in 10 Asia Pacific firms unprepared for shortened settlement cycle for European securities

Some 58 per cent of firms in Asia Pacific are not prepared for a shorter settlement cycle in Europe which will change from trade date plus three days (T+3) to trade date plus two days (T+2) in October. »

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