May 16, 2022

Under_pressureThe Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Investment Company Institute (ICI), and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) last year published a report targeting the first half of 2024 to shorten the US securities settlement cycle from trade date plus 2 days (T+2) to trade date plus one day (T+1).

Nov 22, 2021

Trade_Date_Agreement_imageThe Central Securities Depositories Regulation’s (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) goes into effect in early 2022 requiring optimized trade confirmation and allocation processes as a crucial step to help prevent trade fails.

Nov 05, 2021

Pre-trade_EnrichmentThe Central Securities Depositories Regulation’s (CSDR) Settlement Disciplinary Regime (SDR) is expected to impose new measures to prevent settlement failure, such as cash penalties and mandatory buy-ins.

Sep 09, 2021

hedge_funds_investment_volatilityHedge funds made strong gains in August, recovering from a narrow decline in July, stated Hedge Fund Research (HFR) in its latest report on the sector.

Aug 24, 2021

us_investment_europe_brexitUS markets are embracing international trade as investors seek stability in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic environment, writes Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president, corporate services at OTC Markets Group.

Aug 03, 2021

stagflation_riskThe road ahead for investors is uncertain with expectations of 1970s-style stagflation rather than the roaring 1920s that some might have expected after the pandemic, writes Pascal Blanqué, group CIO of Amundi Asset Management. 

Jul 28, 2021

Real_estateReal estate equities are in recovery. Despite ‘noise’ in the wider stock market, some property shares are back above pre-crisis levels, powered by demographic changes and currently boosted by inflation worries. Alex Rolandi reports.

Jul 28, 2021

Thomas_RichterThomas Richter, chief executive of BVI - the German Investment Funds Association - reflects on how the country's asset management industry handled the pandemic in 2020.

Jun 30, 2021

Deutsche BoerseGermany’s national stock exchange has expanded its digital assets business following its acquisition of Crypto Finance, a Germany-based crypto trading service.

Jun 16, 2021

Cyber_securityHackers can spend months inside a financial firm’s systems, diverting money. As Alex Rolandi reports, this is a concern to all funds industry actors, from custodians to private equity firms.