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Buy Side Responds to Esma on Clearing Swaps

08.20.2014

Asset management firms have welcomed the introduction of mandatory clearing for over-the-counter derivatives in Europe but expressed concerns on the … Read more

Pensions Adopt Alternative Bond Strategies

08.19.2014

With strong market returns in recent years, many pension plans have experienced improvements in their funding status, said Rob Waldner, … Read more

Electronic Bond Trading Takes Root Among Buy Side

08.19.2014

Electronic trading continues to grow across the fixed income sector. In a market that was previously dominated by direct relationships … Read more

New Emir Reporting Requirements Kick In

08.19.2014

Trade repositories have received millions of valuation reports under the new reporting regulations which came into effect under the European … Read more

KYC Compliance Burden Falls on Banks

08.18.2014

‘Know Your Customer’ regulations are compelling banks and corporations to develop methods for speeding the on-boarding and remediation processes for … Read more

MFA Asks for Clearing Harmonization

08.18.2014

The Managed Funds Association, which represents the global alternative investment industry, has asked Europe to recognise central counterparties from other … Read more

Making Sense of Market Structure

08.15.2014

In the U.S. equity market, with internalization, dark pools, and 11 exchanges, an order may have many different stops before … Read more

Technology Cuts Investor-Communication Costs

08.15.2014

Technology for investor communications and proxy voting contributed to record savings for corporate issuers in the 2014 proxy season, helping … Read more

FCMs Risk Stiff Penalties for Compliance Lapses

08.14.2014

Futures commission merchants and swap dealers could be at risk for civil or legal actions if it’s later found that … Read more

DTCC Creates Settlement Roadmap

08.14.2014

Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., the central securities depository of the U.S., has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed … Read more

Morningstar Supports New Regulation for European Fund Managers

08.14.2014

Morningstar, the fund research company, argued that new regulations will boost the European asset management … Read more

OPINION: Trade Reporting, What Is It Good For?

08.13.2014

Since February, both sides of derivatives deals in Europe have been required to report over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives to one … Read more

The Incredible Shrinking Prime Broker

08.13.2014

Reports that Goldman Sachs is cutting ties with smaller hedge funds in its prime brokerage business come as no surprise … Read more

AIFMD Issues Linger Past Deadline

08.13.2014

July 22 marked the compliance deadline for fund managers to obtain authorization under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), … Read more

Tweaking TCA

08.12.2014

A significant evolution in transaction cost analysis has taken place in conjunction with the maturation of algorithmic trading and smart … Read more

Are Stocks Too Rich?

08.12.2014

Despite the first-quarter GDP decline, earnings trends in the U.S. have been positive, signaling that price-earnings ratios could be headed downwards. Read more

New Platform Aims to Visualize ‘Big Data’

08.12.2014

Capital markets firms are awash in data, both real-time and historical, and are looking for ways to harness that data … Read more

CME Boosts European Energy Business

08.11.2014

CME aims to maintain the independence of Trayport, its energy trading acquisition, to gain share in the European market. Read more

A Tactical Approach to Investing

08.11.2014

With the 2008-2009 global financial crisis still not fully receded from the rear-view mirror, some investors have discarded traditional buy-and-hold … Read more

SEC Takes Harder Line on Enforcement

08.11.2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a more aggressive posture with regard to prosecuting financial crime cases, from … Read more


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