custody

Sep 01, 2009

BNP Paribas' win of a large hedge fund mandate from a prime broker is a sign that custodians can now compete in earnest for the hedge fund market. Nick Fitzpatrick looks back at twelve months of business wins and losses...

Sep 01, 2009

Strong and stable custodians have benefited from the financial crisis as clients have sought a safe place for their assets. But it’s not just the largest custodians that have won business. In some ways the crisis has been a great leveller, says Nick Fitzpatrick...

Sep 01, 2009

Regulations formed in the wake of the financial crisis have troubling and far-reaching implications for custodians. A court ruling in France earlier this year was a case in point, writes Nick Fitzpatrick...

Sep 01, 2009

Asset managers are forging more rigorous contracts with their custodians. Nick Fitzpatrick says the changes, which could affect prices, are revolutionary for an industry that’s three decades in the making...

Aug 27, 2009

fionaname1.jpgHSBC has become became the latest firm to announce its entry into the European ETF market. The bank has launched an ETF based on the FTSE 100 that is domiciled in Ireland and listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is registered for sale in the UK and further registrations in a selection of mainland European countries are planned.

Aug 10, 2009

The European Commission proposes stricter regulation of alternative managers. Fiona Rintoul finds great hostility to this in the UK...

Jul 06, 2009

The obligation for alternative fund managers to obtain an
authorisation has caused concern at European level and has been
criticised by the alternative funds industry.  Ursula García (pictured) and Maria Graiño Cuatrecasas comment

Jul 06, 2009

RBC Wealth Management plans to add several fund managers to its platform, including a fund of hedge funds, finds Angele Spiteri Paris

Jul 06, 2009

Mark Briol • Biff Bowman • Nadine Chakar • Jaron Van Dam • Susan Ebenston • Andrew Gelb • François Marion • Rob Wright meet round a table with Nick Fitzpatrick

Jul 06, 2009

Turmoil in financial markets has focused investors’ minds on the role of their custodian banks and caused them to ask: How liable are custodians to reimburse me when assets are lost due to fraud or failure? This complicated issue will impact fees, says Nick Fitzpatrick

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