trading

Feb 12, 2016

In January, Japan surprised the world with a rate cut; volatility saw more money seek safe havens; and one firm spoke of opportunities in Spain and Ireland.

Feb 11, 2016

European CommissionThe European Commission has confirmed a one-year delay to the introduction of new trading rules for capital markets firms under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regime.

Feb 04, 2016

Business ethicThe UK financial regulator is “determined to embed a culture of personal responsibility within the banking sector”, it said today as final rules for improving individual accountability by high-frequency traders and other actors were published.

Jan 27, 2016

OutflowsAberdeen Asset Management saw net outflows of £9.1 billion (€12 billion) over the final quarter of 2015, as the firm contended with a slowdown in emerging markets and commodities, and significant withdrawals by sovereign wealth funds, according to its latest trading update.

Jan 20, 2016

Gavel lawbooksThe value traded in dark multilateral trading facilities increased by 45% over a year to December 2015 despite the pending Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), which will limit fund manager’s abilities to trade shares away from stock exchanges.

Jan 20, 2016

currency banknotes 410Berenberg, a privately owned European bank, has seen its profits grow by 160% in 2015 on year-by-year basis to €104 million.

Jan 18, 2016

Dark poolLiquidnet, a trading network also referred to as a ‘dark pool’ due to the anonymity offered to its members, has launched its Next Gen Algo suite in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), following the product’s debut in the US last year.

Jan 07, 2016

Tel Aviv Stock ExchangeThe Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (Tase) expects to attract more international investors following a strategic agreement with exchange provider Nasdaq.

Jan 06, 2016

CommoditiesCommodity trading advisers (CTAs), which are hedge funds that typically invest in physical goods using derivatives, finished off a disappointing year with further losses in December.

Jan 06, 2016

Gary BuxtonGary Buxton, the first person that Source, a provider of exchange-traded products, appointed ahead of its 2009 launch has become the firm’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.