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Europe

CBI consults on enhancements to corporate governance for fund managers

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) has welcomed the consultation by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) to enhance fund management company effectiveness and efficiency. The consultation proposes further enhancements to the existing governance structure and includes a proposal to

ESMA details new market abuse regime

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which entered into force on 2 July 2014. ESMA is issuing two consultation papers seeking stakeholders’ views on the draft regulatory and

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Deutsche Bank fined GBP4.7m for failing to properly report transactions

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Deutsche Bank AG London Branch GBP4,718,800 for incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.   Deutsche failed to properly report 29,411,494 equity swap CFD (contracts for difference) transactions.     The

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Where is home to the listed clean energy fund?

By Fiona Le Poidevin – A number of clean energy funds have been launched in the last two years, a significant proportion of which have raised capital through a listing on an international stock exchange. Many have also their choice of domicile

Gottex secures FINMA approval for EIM merger

Gottex Fund Management has received FINMA approval for its merger with EIM Group. The merger is expected to complete during August.   The combined firm has USD8.5 billion in fee earning assets and will be one of the leading independent

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CFTC charges Lloyds over LIBOR manipulation

The US CFTC has issued an order against Lloyds Banking Group and Lloyds Bank, bringing and settling charges for acts of false reporting and attempted manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for Sterling, US Dollar and Yen. The order finds

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