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Italian custody win for BNP Paribas
12 December 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BNP Paribas will provide Sara Assicurazioni with global custody services for €1.3 billion in Italian and foreign assets
Fundsquare and i-Hub bring KYC service to funds
12 December 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Fundsquare and i-Hub have signed a commercial partnership for the introduction of i-Hub’s know-your-customer (KYC) platform to the funds industry
Lux secures funding for SaaS platform
08 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Transcend is Lux’s software-as-a-service solution for front-to-back office automation
SIX: Services providers must expand horizons
08 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Link Asset Services appointed as real estate fund administrator
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Citi chosen to provide ETF services
29 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SLI goes live on Calastone’s settlement service
23 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Tobam launches bitcoin mutual fund
22 November 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
HANetf’s ETF platform completes oversubscribed seed funding round
21 Novermber 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
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BNP Paribas wins €2 billion depositary mandate
20 November 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Industry consortium creates third-party risk platform
16 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Big changes ahead for BNY Mellon in 2018
14 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Link Group acquires Capita Asset Services
06 November 2017 | Sydney | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BNP Paribas expands Italian insurance mandate
06 November 2017 | Milan | Reporter: Theo Andrew
CoInvestor chosen for Luxembourg real estate fund
06 November 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Allfunds develops MiFID II tool suite
31 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Wolters Kluwer chosen for risk and reg by Polish bank
23 October 2017 | Warsaw | Reporter: Theo Andrew
HSBC expands EFGAM relationship
17 October 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Vaultier 7 chooses Intertrust as its fund administrator
12 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
MuniFin adopts Acumen treasury platform
10 October 2017 | Helsinki | Reporter: Theo Andrew
APIs will enable future of financial services
09 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Theo Andrew
SIX launches Swiss derivatives trade repository service
03 October 2017 | Zurich | Reporter: Theo Andrew
RBC tops R&M fund admin survey
03 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
KDPW files for CDSR authorisation in Poland
03 October 2017 | Warsaw | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Northern Trust strengthens fund services in Luxembourg and Switzerland
02 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
UCITS equity funds at highest level since 2015, according to EFAMA
29 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
FundRock acquires Fund Partners
28 September 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BNY Mellon completes Man AHL migration
27 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Pension fund mandate for BNP Paribas
21 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
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With the ratification of the final regulatory technical standards of SFTR imminent, market participants should begin to assess where to apply internal resource, and where to take advantage of existing processes. Pirum’s Duncan Carpenter outlines the scope, and potential impact of SFTR on the securities lending industry both within, and external to the EU
As technology developments shape the world around them, financial services firms are starting to adapt. This year’s Sibos conference outlined where the industry is settling in, and where there are still milestones to pass
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Rocky Martinez considers how AI can help improve post-trade processes, and how SmartStream’s new reconciliations solution is moving a step in the right direction towards helping firms keep costs at sustainable levels
New regulations, new competition and new cost pressures mean custodians and sub-custodians have more balls in the air than ever before
Mark Aldous, head of managed services for Delta Capita, discusses product governance and the need for more cooperation between manufacturers and distributors before the 3 January 2018
The past decade has seen significant change in securities services, but some challenges lead to lessons learnt, says Deutsche Bank’s Satvinder Singh
Artificial intelligence is already a reality in daily life, and it has a place in financial services, says Matt Davey of Societe Generale Securities Services
As technology has advanced, so too has the threat of cyberattack, and if financial services firms put a foot wrong, they stand to lose more than money
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The Asian market may be improving on the harmonisation front, but the situation is still far from ideal. Experts discuss what there is still left to do
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
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No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
In a region as geographically, culturally and economically diverse as Asia, funds passports have a tricky road ahead if they’re to redefine the industry
Amid cross-border restrictions and tightened belts, Luxembourg’s kingdom of real estate investment won’t be crumbling any time soon
The Chinese market has taken a knock to its confidence, but despite its size, it is still merely an emerging market, and must take these setbacks in its stride
Rich in sunshine, cork hats and tired clichés, Australia’s funds industry doesn’t buck the trend, boasting record levels of assets under custody
As the Saudi Arabian stock exchange finally opens its doors to foreign investments, the influx from abroad will be in baby steps, not leaps and bounds
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