clearing

Dec 22, 2015

BirdsEuropean asset managers have become more active participants in securities lending as they look to eke out returns in a low interest rate environment. They are also more accepting about non-cash collateral, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Nov 09, 2015

Renminbi2The European arm of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC Europe) has selected HSBC as 'RQFII' custodian in China for renminbi funds raised in Luxembourg.

Nov 06, 2015

TechnologyA new working group intends to bring automation to the alternative funds market. But why should this plan be successful, asks Nicholas Pratt, when others have failed?

Oct 16, 2015

Process automationTechnology is at the heart of the Sibos conference and has the power to transform the funds industry. But are firms throwing their weight behind automation? What use can they make of ‘big data’? We asked a number of experts.

Oct 16, 2015

Old computer gameNicholas Pratt examines the development of ‘distributed ledger technology’ and the claim that it could transform clearing and settlement.

Oct 16, 2015

Walking awayWill investors be happy to give up local, sub-custody providers? Nicholas Pratt finds the arrival of centralised settlement means they may have to.

Sep 18, 2015

Rafael Moral SantiagoHSBC Securities Services, a custody bank and asset servicer, has appointed Rafael Moral Santiago as its European head.

Sep 11, 2015

Mud raceNext March, Ucits V will entrench a more transparent, if more severe, environment for securities lending. The landscape for funds to benefit from lending is still difficult, but getting clearer, finds Hugo Cox.

Sep 10, 2015

Handshake5France-based global asset servicing provider Caceis has been awarded the task of account keeping, custody and depository services for the entire fund range of French boutique Advenis Investment Managers, formerly Avenir Finance Investment Managers.

Aug 14, 2015

Global Handshake 3bank Citi has hired Simon Kempton and Daniel Caplan from Deutsche Bank, to join its investor services franchise in the Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (Emea) region.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

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Jun 14, 2017

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.