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ESG key for millennial investors
22 March 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Millennial investors find environmental, social and governance factors to be important, but their return expectations are unrealistic
UK pension funds embrace alternatives
22 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
UK public sector pension funds are jostling to expand their alternatives exposure as a way to diversify their portfolios
ESG changing the face of asset management
21 March 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
The role of the asset manager is evolving as a more challenging regulatory environment and changing demographics bring environmental, social and governance issues to the fore
Brexit poses threat to CMU success, says Clearstream
16 March 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Euroclear to enter US equity clearing space
15 March 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Torstone builds on Japanese business
08 March 2017 | Tokyo | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Standard Life and Aberdeen agree £11 billion merger
6 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
CCDC and Clearstream partner for CIBM access
03 March 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Northern Trust expands office in South Korea
02 March 2017 | Seoul | Reporter: Drew Nicol
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Societe Generale doubles down on Lombard Risk’s collateral services
02 March 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ITAS: Regulatory burden reaches transfer agency
01 March 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
UCITS and AIF sales fell in 2016
01 March 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Record-breaking 2016 for Irish funds
27 February 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
NEX invests in MiFID II research platform
23 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
AuM reaches record highs in Luxembourg
20 February 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
War for Wall Street heats up with Tarullo resignation
13 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ISITC creates working group for collateral
10 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
UK grants CACEIS UCITS approval
09 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Saxo Bank offers diversification to Indian investors
07 February 2017 | Mumbai | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
WSBA launches Blockchain Assets Working Group
3 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Katherine Brown
SIX finds new chair in Lacher
10 January 2017 | Zurich | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Ireland prepared for post-Brexit influx
05 January 2016 | Dublin | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
2017 investor services survey goes live
04 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Euronext offer €510m for LSEG’s LCH.Clearnet SA
03 January 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
SEB selects new back-office platform
23 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Deutsche Börse builds stake in Tradegate
22 December 2016 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Ireland secures RMB 50 billion RQFII quota
21 December 2016 | Dublin | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Wealth managers considering outsourced utilities
20 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Euronext eyes LCH acquisition
20 December 2016 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
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The transfer agency space may not have taken such a regulatory battering as much of the industry, but at ITAS 2017, providers heard that they will have to start making changes if they want a fighting chance of survival
As the long-standing Barclays Point risk analytics solution winds down to retirement, investment managers have some tricky decisions to make, according to Confluence’s Katie Kiss
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As they face increasing demands from clients and regulators alike, fund administrators could be best off leaving back-office technology upgrades to the professionals, according to Kelly Ashe of Pacific Fund Systems
In the search for alpha, appointing an investment fund and a management company can bring myriad benefits, says Eduard von Kymmel of VP Bank
Fund distribution is entering the digital age, and so can traditional service providers. Fundsquare’s Paolo Brignardello explains why it’s in their interests
Blockchain may be the talk of the town, but before the industry starts moving ahead, it has to figure out in which direction it will go
Technology is changing the way we live, work and invest. Experts discuss how transfer agency is reacting as the movement gathers pace
The Middle Eastern markets are diverse in many ways, and they’re focusing on themselves before they look to harmonise settlement cycles within the wider region
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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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