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    Chris Edge leaves JP Morgan after 20 years for All Funds

    All Funds Bank, the fund distribution platform from Spain that is expanding internationally, has hired Chris Edge from JP Morgan to head its Luxembourg business.

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    Money flows back into hedge funds

    Hedge funds attracted $55 billion (€40 billion) of net new money in the first quarter of the year, more than in any quarter since 2007.

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    DC funds will have to invest through retirement

    Defined contribution (DC) pension funds in the UK are reconsidering their investment options since the government ended the need for retirees to buy an annuity at retirement, Mercer, a pensions adviser, says.

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    Fund groups respond to EU investor protection rules

    Fund industry groups were largely in favour of a raft of new investor protection rules to come out of Europe this week.

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    Europe moves to ‘curb’ HFTs

    High-frequency traders (HFTs) are to be regulated as the European Parliament moves to “close loopholes” in legislation to protect investors and make financial markets safer.

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