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Globe and currency signs

Structure of FX market to fundamentally change as fragmentation of liquidity increases

Mon, 15/07/2013 - 12:03

GreySpark Partners, a London-based capital markets consultancy, has published a new report exploring changes to the market structure for foreign exchange trading. »

Ethical investment

Impax and Old Mutual Global Investors mark third anniversary of Old Mutual Ethical Fund

Mon, 15/07/2013 - 11:11

Impax Asset Management and Old Mutual Global Investors (OMG Investors) have marked the third anniversary of the Old Mutual Ethical Fund as a single manager fund.  »

Document signing

Cayman Islands signs MOUs with 25 ESMA members

Mon, 15/07/2013 - 06:20

The Cayman Islands has now signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with 25 European countries, which will enable the continued marketing of Cayman Islands hedge funds throughout the European Union. »


Markus Stricker to head risk management team at Twelve Capital

Mon, 15/07/2013 - 06:03

Dr Markus Stricker has joined Twelve Capital, the specialist insurance investment manager, as a partner responsible for risk management. »

Sack of money

Hedge fund inflows hit two-year high of USD18.5bn in May

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 16:02

Hedge funds took in a net USD18.5bn (1.0 per cent of assets) in May, more than a 40-fold increase from April’s USD430m inflow, according to figures released by TrimTabs and BarclayHedge. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Guernsey’s 27 AIFMD agreements keep funds business flowing

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 15:55

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has signed bilateral cooperation agreements with 27 securities regulators from the European Union and the wider European Economic Area, including the UK, France and Germany. »


Confidence in Japanese equities persists, says Swiss & Global

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 14:39

Japanese equities have been in the spotlight since Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the government would spend an additional JPY10.3trn (around USD106bn) to get the economy on a higher growth path. »


HFA applauds SEC for lifting ban on hedge fund advertising

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 14:31

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now adopted final rules in connection with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, lifting an 80 year old ban on general solicitation and allowing hedge fund managers to advertise. »

Steven Maijoor, ESMA chair

ESMA begins detailing central clearing of OTC derivatives

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:44

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a Discussion Paper to prepare the regulatory technical standards (RTS) which will implement provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) regarding the obligation to centrally clear OTC derivatives. »

James Allen, Walker Crips

Walker Crips launches UK’s first regulated bridging finance fund

Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:09

Walker Crips, the wealth and investment manager, has set the launch date of 1 August for the TB Walker Crips Income from Short Term Lending Fund for its newly created alternative investments division. »

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