custody

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

Jun 09, 2009

The financial crisis is vexing asset servicers in Central and Eastern Europe, finds Fiona Rintoul. But there are other causes of change too...

May 28, 2009

Many pension funds have made significant amendments to their securities lending programmes and, by and large, have become active again in time for the dividends season. Consequently the providers – lending agents and lending platforms – are optimistic. Nicholas Pratt reports.

May 19, 2009

French custody banks charge the lowest fees in Europe, they say. But investors should expect these to increase, finds Angèle Spiteri Paris

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