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New KPMG study explores fund regulation challenges following pandemic turmoil

New KPMG study explores fund regulation challenges following pandemic turmoil

Asset managers and investment funds have largely remained “operationally resilient” during the coronavirus crisis, but depressed asset volumes along with closer scrutiny of leverage and short-selling remain key issues for the sector during the ongoing pandemic, according to a new KPMG study into regulatory scrutiny of the industry.

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The “locusts” were the canaries in the coal mine (again): Hedge fund short-sellers vindicated as Wirecard blow-up jolts Germany

The “locusts” were the canaries in the coal mine (again): Hedge fund short-sellers vindicated as Wirecard blow-up jolts Germany

There is precious little to celebrate in the precipitous collapse of Wirecard, the German payments group whose shares have lost 90 per cent in a matter of days amid what now appears to be incontrovertible evidence of a massive and sustained fraud involving at least EUR2 billion of ‘missing’ cash.

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SmartStream launches API for firms requiring fast access to reference data for meeting the SFTR deadline

SmartStream launches API for firms requiring fast access to reference data for meeting the SFTR deadline

SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider, today extended its Reference Data Utility (RDU) Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) service to include an API for firms requiring fast access to the technology and data needed to manage their reference data challenges – critical for meeting the ESMA SFTR reporting deadline of 13 July.