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Regulatory Reform and the Implications for Derivatives

Global regulatory reforms promise to significantly impact investors in the derivatives market, ushering in important changes in clearing, trade execution, collateral management and investment operations, among other areas. While there are still many unknowns, investors will need to prepare themselves to adapt to an evolving and considerably altered investment landscape. Click here to download the […]
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Hedge Funds: Rebuilding on a New Foundation

Institutional investors once preoccupied largely with fund performance now take great interest in the manner by which hedge funds manage operational infrastructure, choose administrators and provide governance centered on best practices.  Bearing this in mind, the hedge fund industry is reinventing business models and best practices, with investor-friendly policies designed to enhance fund transparency, liquidity […]
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Reaping the Rewards of UCITS Pooling

The introduction of master-feeder pooling as part of the UCITS IV directive is set to spark wider interest in the concept of pooling, and this Vision paper examines the various options available to asset managers as they seek to build efficient and scalable fund structures. Click here to download the report
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Next-Generation Outsourcing for Wealth Managers: Riding the Wave of Converging Business Trends

For wealth managers, major industry trends are transforming the old concept of outsourcing into a fundamentally new way of delivering services, with advancing technology rapidly coming on-stream to weave together client and third-party provider relationships. Now, outsourcing is rapidly gaining traction as wealth managers are taking a longer look at how leveraging external resources can […]
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Systemic Risk: Strategic Challenges for Policymakers and Practitioners

Systemic risk has emerged as a critical challenge for central bankers, regulators, asset owners and managers. While the infuence of the phenomenon is well-understood, systemic risk is often virtually invisible until it erupts into widespread market dislocation. New regulatory standards, oversight bodies and quantitative research approaches seek to moderate its infuence and stabilise global markets. […]
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The Changing Shape of European Investment Management

The fnancial crisis has triggered a series of regulatory initiatives that are set to infuence the competitive landscape for European asset managers. While pre-crisis regulation focused largely on market effciency, many of the new measures are focused on issues of investor protection. The pace and rigour of these developments may increase complexity and cost, with potential implications for the […]