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Asia
26 October 2016
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
03 August 2016
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
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
Asia
16 March 2016
Luxembourg
17 February 2016
China
07 October 2015
Australia
29 July 2015
Saudi Arabia
01 July 2015
Russia
17 June 2015
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23 March 2015
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11 March 2015
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25 February 2015
Guernsey
11 February 2015
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28 January 2015
Nordics
14 January 2014
Colombia
10 December 2014
Canada
26 November 2014
Asia
05 November 2014
Africa
29 October 2014
Asia
29 October 2014
Dubai
17 September 2014
Germany
17 September 2014
Brazil
20 August 2014
Canada
23 July 2014
The Nordics
09 July 2014
Asia
28 May 2014
Africa
19 March 2014
Switzerland
19 February 2014
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Mutual insurer simplifies custody with single provider
23 March 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Thélem Assurances awarded the mandate to CACEIS after deciding to simplify its custodian relationships, according to CFO Benoit Jullien
SEC to move US to T+2
23 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Members of the SEC’s industry steering committee, including DTCC and SIFMA, were quick to praise the commission on the amendment
Amundi clears credit default swaps through CDSClear
23 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The asset manager accessed CDSClear via its clearing broker BNP Paribas, taking the service to 13 active members
MiFID II challenges abound
22 March 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Data requirements and target market rules under MiFID II could pose challenges for asset managers and distributors, heard attendees of the ALFI European Asset Management Conference
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
Northern Trust retains Australian pension fund custody mandate
22 March 2017 | Melbourne | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Northern Trust has received a renewed endorsement from the Australian government employee and Australian Defence Force pension fund
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