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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, chief strategist at Invesco Fixed Income. 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

Taking Risks

08.13.2014

The Tulane University endowment isn’t shy when it spots a good investment opportunity   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


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