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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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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 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

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

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.