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    Independent directors urged for Ireland’s fund service providers

    Fund service providers will have to introduce an independent director to their boards under a new corporate governance code in Ireland.

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    Fund managers prepare for opening of Saudi stock market

    Fund managers are preparing for Saudi Arabia to open its stock market, worth nearly $550 billion, to direct foreign institutional investment in the first half of 2015.

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    Nedgroup extends Citi contract

    South Africa's Nedgroup Investments has expanded its contract with Citi to provide investor services to the Irish-domiciled and Ucits-compliant Nedgroup Investment Funds plc.

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    Generali appoints custodian in asset management restructure

    Generali Group, an Italian insurer, has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services as global custodian as part of a restructuring of its asset management operations.

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    AIFMD a “great opportunity”, says Principal Global Investors

    Investment managers and investors need to realise that the new regime for regulated alternative funds in place this week is a great opportunity to

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