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 largest global clearinghouses (CCPs) demonstrated the resilience of their credit and liquidity profiles in early 2020 despite a spike in market volatility and unprecedented operational disruptions driven by economic fallout from the global pandemic, Fitch Ratings says.
Jersey Finance is expecting an increase in fund migration to the island following an amendment to the Limited Partnership (Jersey) Law 1994.
The UK Financial conduct has taken what Capco managing principal Reuben Karuna-Nidhi describes as the first positive steps in the long journey toward crypto asset regulation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced has obtained court approval of settlements with Telegram Group Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary TON Issuer In to resolve charges that Telegram's unregistered offering of digital tokens called "Grams" violated the federal securities laws.
A total of 250 clients have now committed to use the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation's (DTCC) Global Trade Repository (GTR) service to meet their forthcoming European Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting obligations.
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.
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.
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay over USD10 million to settle two Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforcement matters.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has made a whistleblower award of USD6 million to an individual whose reporting led the Commission to bring a successful enforcement action.