Upcoming events
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April 2017
23-26
GAIM Ops Cayman is the hedge fund industry’s leading operations and compliance event for CCO’s, COO’s, Heads of Operational Due Diligence, General Counsel, and CFO’s.
March 2017
28-2
This is the definitive Fund Ops and Administration event with an unrivalled European programme featuring leading asset managers, distributors, transfer agents and their service providers.
April 2017
24 - 26
£100 Discount - quote VIP code: FKN2487ASTWB when registering You're invited to join over 550 top asset managers, fund selectors and industry experts attending FundForum Asia 2017
April, 2017
25-26
TradeTech 2017 is set to be the largest and most senior gathering of equity leaders from across Europe, with its biggest buy side attendance yet.
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BNP Paribas wins €11 billion global custody mandate
28 March 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Banco di Desio e della Brianza, part of Gruppo Banco Desio, has selected BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide global custody for €11 billion in Italian and foreign assets
Singapore and French regulators team up for fintech
28 March 2017 | Singapore | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The regulators will share information on emerging fintech trends and regulatory issues pertaining to innovation in financial services
Kas Bank secures LGPS reporting and monitoring mandate
28 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The custodian and fund administrator was appointed by Norfolk County Council, whose framework will be used to provide performance monitoring services to all 89 LGPS funds
New legal and compliance whizz joins FundRock
27 March 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
FundRock has appointed Louise Harris as head of legal and compliance for its Irish branch
Deutsche Bank plans new HQ in London
27 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Deutsche Bank has signalled its commitment to staying in the UK post-Brexit by entering into negotiations over a new headquarters in London
R3 gains first state-level regulator
24 March 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Katherine Brown
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has become the first state-level regulator to join R3’s distributed ledger group
Wolters Kluwer wins reporting mandate
24 March 2017 | Moscow | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Nordea Bank Russia is set to go live with the Wolters Kluwer OneSumX Risk and Management Information Systems reporting solution
Features
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The transfer agency space may not have taken such a regulatory battering as much of the industry, but at ITAS 2017, providers heard that they will have to start making changes if they want a fighting chance of survival
As the long-standing Barclays Point risk analytics solution winds down to retirement, investment managers have some tricky decisions to make, according to Confluence’s Katie Kiss
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As they face increasing demands from clients and regulators alike, fund administrators could be best off leaving back-office technology upgrades to the professionals, according to Kelly Ashe of Pacific Fund Systems
In the search for alpha, appointing an investment fund and a management company can bring myriad benefits, says Eduard von Kymmel of VP Bank
Fund distribution is entering the digital age, and so can traditional service providers. Fundsquare’s Paolo Brignardello explains
Blockchain may be the talk of the town, but before the industry starts moving ahead, it has to figure out in which direction it will go
Technology is changing the way we live, work and invest. Experts discuss how transfer agency is reacting as the movement gathers pace
The Middle Eastern markets are diverse in many ways, and they’re focusing on themselves before they look to harmonise settlement cycles within the wider region
Country profiles
The latest country profiles from Asset Servicing Times
The Asian market may be improving on the harmonisation front, but the situation is still far from ideal. Experts discuss what there is still left to do
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
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No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
In a region as geographically, culturally and economically diverse as Asia, funds passports have a tricky road ahead if they’re to redefine the industry
Amid cross-border restrictions and tightened belts, Luxembourg’s kingdom of real estate investment won’t be crumbling any time soon
The Chinese market has taken a knock to its confidence, but despite its size, it is still merely an emerging market, and must take these setbacks in its stride
Rich in sunshine, cork hats and tired clichés, Australia’s funds industry doesn’t buck the trend, boasting record levels of assets under custody
As the Saudi Arabian stock exchange finally opens its doors to foreign investments, the influx from abroad will be in baby steps, not leaps and bounds
Interviews
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