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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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    New Europe fund rules feared to hurt small managers

    New rules from the European parliament that limit variable pay for fund managers could hit small firms hardest, it was warned.

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    GAM hit by outflows and stronger Swiss franc

    GAM Holding, an asset management company based in Switzerland, has seen a slight drop in assets under management due to outflows and the strengthening of

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    Investors shift from gold to industrial metals

    Exchange-traded product (ETP) flows suggest investors expect a boost for cyclical commodities such as industrial metals at the expense of gold and silver.

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    Brooks Macdonald buys Jersey wealth manager

    Brooks Macdonald Asset Management has paid £5.7 million (€6.9 million) in cash and shares to acquire DPZ Capital, a Jersey-based wealth manager with £430 million under management.

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