May 08, 2013

Palm sphereThe emergence of two new CCPs in the securities lending market has raised the question of whether central clearing offers any true benefits to asset owners and lenders. Nicholas Pratt examines the evidence.

Apr 05, 2013

Depositary banks in the Nordics are waiting with bated breath for their local regulators to interpret the AIFMD. What will it mean for depositary liability, lost securities and cost? George Mitton asked participants at our Stockholm panel.

Apr 05, 2013

MuffinsAlternative fund services are a salient feature of the 2013 responses to our third-party fund survey, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Apr 05, 2013

looking glassSenior executives at third-party administrators surveyed tell Funds Europe about competition and challenges.

Apr 05, 2013

CrownClearing regulations could create revenue opportunities for lenders, such as fund managers, through collateral rules. Nicholas Pratt considers the right approach to the market, but finds the opportunity may be limited.

Mar 19, 2013

TeamBNY Mellon is preparing for an expected rise in demand for derivatives clearing by adding five employees to its teams in Europe and the United States.

Mar 06, 2013

AlchemyPension funds with liability-driven investment strategies may have to consider turning lower quality assets into higher grade stuff as central clearing for OTC derivatives takes hold, writes Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 06, 2013

CastleLeading firms in Luxembourg fund management tell Funds Europe their predictions for the main themes of the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry conference, which brings together 900 industry professionals each spring.

Dec 18, 2012

LanternDark pools are designed to benefit buy-side traders, but these advantages could be under threat as trading volumes flatten worldwide. Nicholas Pratt talks to some of the leading dark venues in Europe to see how they are meeting this challenge.

Dec 17, 2012

Handshake5Six Group, owner of Switzerland’s stock exchange, is to buy Norway’s central counterparty in a move that Six says will increase interoperability in Europe.