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Regulation

BNPP Securities Services wins depository banking mandate from Hansa Trust

Global custodian BNP Paribas Securities Services has won a mandate to provide depositary banking services to Hansa Trust plc, a global equity investment company.

17 Jul 2014
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Majority of alternative investment managers unprepared for AIFMD

A week ahead of the AIFMD deadline, a majority of alternative investment managers are not yet compliant with the new legislation, according to a survey conducted by fund structuring specialist Alceda and London-based research firm Kepler Partners.

14 Jul 2014
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"Smaller firms struggle with FATCA" says GoldenSource's Engdahl

As the deadline for the implementation of the FATCA regulation has passed, Steve Engdahl (pictured), senior vice president of product strategy at data management provider GoldenSource comments on the implications.

03 Jul 2014
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"Dark pools disrupt orderly operation of markets" says OTAS Tom Doris

Tom Doris (pictured), CEO of OTAS Technologies, comments on the recent dark pool trading scandals.

02 Jul 2014
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BNP Paribas fine may have a silver lining for credit investors

The French bank should weather the near-$9bn fine for breaching US sanctions with proscribed states - and may even be compelled to issue attractively-priced debt in response, says Filippo Alloatti, Senior Credit Analyst at Hermes Fund Managers

01 Jul 2014
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Italy's increase of financial gains tax to become effective

The Italian government will start applying a 26% tax rate on financial gains from 1 July, as announced by PM Matteo Renzi at the beginning of his presidency.

30 Jun 2014
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Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS hit by Barclays dark pool lawsuit

New York's decision to sue Barclays over its alleged dark pool trading conduct has led to other major banks withdrawing from the anonymous trading venue and wiped billions off the value of bank equity.

27 Jun 2014
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UK IMA to change name, appoints new chairman

Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management, is to become chairman of The Investment Association, the new industry body formed in the UK by the merger of the Investment Affairs division of the Association of British Insurers and the Investment Management Association.

18 Jun 2014
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Draghi bets on negative deposit rates to boost eurozone growth

The European Central Bank is to offer a negative interest rate to savers and lower cost refinancing for spenders according to measures announced by its president Mario Draghi.

05 Jun 2014
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Nathan Travell of Milestone Group says oversight risk review is 'timely'

Nathan Travell, product manager, EMEA at Milestone Group, says that with fundamental changes to the way long term savers will take on investment risk across Europe, the time is right for a review of oversight risk in the industry.

29 May 2014
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AIFMD update: Only a third of EU states have implemented rules

Some 10 months on from the July 2013 deadline for AIFMD, a third of EU member states still have not fully transposed and implemented the legislation at national level, says Bill Prew CEO of Indos Financial.

23 May 2014
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Esma launches consultation on MiFID reforms

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation process around the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR, as it seeks to turn the directive and regulation respectively into practical rules for industry participants.

22 May 2014
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April push fails to deliver fully signed IGAs for Fatca

Despite a push to obtain agreements with foreign governments through April, the US Treasury's own website notes the large number of outstanding Intergovernmental Agreements yet to be implemented fully around the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca).

15 May 2014
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Capital buffers increased for DNB, Nordea and Kommunalbanken in Norway

Norway's government has decided to demand greater capital buffers of DNB Bank, Nordea Bank Norge and Kommunalbanken following the implementation of a rule affecting financial institutions with assets equivalent to 10% or more of mainland Norway's GDP.

13 May 2014
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Emir approval sees Nasdaq OMX announce lower clearing fees

Nasdaq OMX Clearing AB has announced that its fees will be lowered as a result of becoming the first European clearing house to receive approval under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir).

30 Apr 2014

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AB's Phelps to speak on concentrated portfolios in Hamburg

Mark Phelps, head of Concentrated Global Growth at AB, will join InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit in Hamburg.

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M&G's Richard Halle and Daniel White to speak in Hamburg

Richard Halle and Daniel White are set to take part in the InvestmentEurope Autumn Pan-European Fund Selector Summit, which takes place in Hamburg 15-17 October.