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May 15, 2015

Cyber palmThe rapid evolution of cyber crime is a major headache for security experts, whose focus has moved from prevention to live attacks. As well as thieves, asset managers are now targeted by geopolitical players, writes Alix Robertson.

Apr 13, 2015

RiskBATS Chi-X Europe, an exchange provider, has linked up with ICAP, a broker, to provide anonymous clearing for equity-based exchange-for-physical (EFP) contracts.

Apr 10, 2015

Leaders in the field of asset management answer questions regarding their strategies and predictions.

Mar 24, 2015

ChainA number of depositary banks in Luxembourg say it is safe to trade in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect programme, despite investor-protection concerns for Ucits funds. Nick Fitzpatrick finds out why.

Mar 24, 2015

Bing Li, who heads the asset management division of Chinese bank ICBC, joined our Luxembourg roundtable to discuss how Luxembourg and China’s asset management industries are connecting with each other. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick. 

Mar 24, 2015

Singling out delegation of responsibilities as an outstanding issue, Luxembourg asset servicers outline the work completed – and still necessary – for them and their clients to make the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fully operational.

Mar 19, 2015

Gary DelanyWhen you think of funds, you do not necessarily think of options as well, but in the US the two instruments overlap. A new study – Highlights of Performance Analysis of Options-Based Equity Mutual Funds, CEFs, and ETFs – looks at US investment companies regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that focus on the use of exchange-listed options for portfolio management.

Feb 23, 2015

ValueThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a review of the asset management sector that would look at how buyers of products receive value for money.

Feb 20, 2015

Anchor chainCentral counterparties that support the clearing of derivatives pose a systemic risk if they fail. Nicholas Pratt reports on the difficulties in finding a way to stabilise the system.

Jan 29, 2015

RenminbiThe renminbi has jumped into the top five of world payment currencies, overtaking both the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar by its share of global payments.

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