regulation

Oct 06, 2011

TransperancyThe controversy over exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has grown so intense that iShares, the BlackRock-owned ETF giant that leads the market with about a 40% share, has released a public report calling for greater transparency and regulation.

Sep 29, 2011

EUThe European Commission says it could raise €57 billion a year with its proposal for a financial tax that would apply to the exchange of equities and bonds at a rate of 0.1% and derivatives contracts at a rate of 0.01%.

Sep 29, 2011

Stability may be returning to the Mena region after months of political unrest, albeit slowly, but how has this affected the markets and how is investor appetite in the region developing against this backdrop? Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 09, 2011

StateStreet_LogoState Street is launching a swaps clearing platform in the US that will allow parties trading in these derivatives to comply with the US Dodd-Frank Act, which is currently being implemented.


Sep 01, 2011

Tax-burdenUS authorities have pushed back the date for compliance with its Fatca rule in recognition of the burden it will cause. Nick Matthews and Matt Haddow, of Kinetic Partners, explain the challenges for fund businesses.


Sep 01, 2011

Lady-TeaAssets under management in Islamic funds are stalling. Pierre Weimerskirch and Farabi Zakaria, of Ernst & Young, give a Luxembourg perspective on challenges to growth, which include product 'lookalikes' and the 'myth' that Islamic finance is for Muslims only.

Sep 01, 2011

Finish_lineOur annual custody survey shows BNY Mellon is still at the top for global custody assets, but other firms saw most growth in percentage terms. Mark McFee provides an overview.

Sep 01, 2011

Stones-on-a-beachWith custodians now obliged to assume more liability for their sub-custody arrangements, Nicolas Pratt assesses to what degree risk management has improved.

Sep 01, 2011

roundtable_410Custody leaders tell us what they think differentiates their firms from rivals, and talk about challenges facing them and their asset manager clients.

Sep 01, 2011

DestinationsJurisdictions are competing for private equity asset servicing business. But, discovers Nicholas Pratt, in such a conservative market, emerging domiciles face an uphill task when challenging the old guard.

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