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EatonVance releases new information on proposed actively-managed ETF structures

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 07:15

Eaton Vance Corp has released information concerning the regulatory status of proposed "portfolio-protected" active exchange-traded fund (ETF) structures that, if approved, could be competitive with the firm’s new NextShares funds. »


Fund managers could face regulatory sanctions over EMIR

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 13:28

Tim Thornton, Chief Data Officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, says fund managers could face regulatory sanctions over EMIR… »

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FFIs must be FATCA compliant as deadline approaches

Mon, 29/12/2014 - 14:00

Tim Thornton, Chief Data Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, comments on the December 31 FATCA deadline… »


F-Squared to pay USD35m to settle SEC charges over false performance claims

Tue, 23/12/2014 - 14:00

F-Squared Investments has agreed to pay USD35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges that it defrauded investors through false performance advertising about its flagship product. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Data management and reporting solutions are key to achieving operational efficiency

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 15:32

It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.  »


AIFMD will bring ‘greater stability’

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:54

Arnaud Claudon, head of depositary banking, BNP Paribas Securities Services, says AIFMD will bring ‘greater stability’ to European alternatives market… »


Market Vectors Egypt and Africa ETFs to begin accruing for potential tax liability

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:00

In response to a 10 per cent tax liability imposed by Egypt on dividends and capital gains from investments in Egyptian issuers, Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT) and Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK) will begin accruing for such tax. »

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British firms fined over GBP500m by FCA in 2013, says Kinetic Partners

Wed, 18/06/2014 - 14:06

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) penalised British firms a total of GBP506.94m (USD770m) in 2013, according to research from Kinetic Partners. »


Rise of big data to put UK financial services firms in regulatory firing line

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 06:00

The exponential growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider Anomaly42. »

James Roberts, BDO

Corporate reporting guidance from FRC is timely and important

Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:17

James Roberts (pictured), Audit partner at BDO, welcomes The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) announcement of a programme of work to promote clear and concise reporting from which investors can draw conclusions about a company’s performance, position and prospects… »


Jersey to host four day conference and seminar in partnership with the US SEC

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 15:00

Jersey is to host a high level conference organised jointly by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Jersey Financial Services Commission. »

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ATFA’s Robert J Shapiro and Nancy Soderberg support Argentina's settlement with Paris Club

Fri, 30/05/2014 - 14:49

Following Argentina's agreement to resolve its USD9.7 billion in debts to Paris Club member nations within five years, American Task Force Argentina co-chairs Robert Shapiro and Ambassador Nancy Soderberg have declared their support for Argentina's pledge to act responsibly and encouraged the Argentine government to go further. »

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Regulators’ expenditure increases by nearly 60 per cent in recent years

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 12:00

US, UK and Hong Kong financial services regulators have increased their expenditure over the last seven years by 59.4 per cent, an average of 8.075 per cent each year, since the end of fiscal year 2006/07, according to Kinetic Partners. »


Supreme Court LLP 'whistle-blowing' ruling is good news

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 09:34

Michelle Chance, Partner, Employment and Partnership law, at Kingsley Napley LLP comments on the Supreme Court judgment determining that LLP members should be defined as workers in respect of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998… »


FCA bans former UBS ETF trader

Fri, 02/05/2014 - 06:00

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned ETF trader John Christopher Hughes over failings related to USD2.3 billion of unauthorised trading losses incurred by another trader Kweku Mawuli Adoboli.   »

Monique Meils, Kinetic Partners

Balance is key to whistleblowing programs

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:49

Monique Melis (pictured), Global Head of Consulting at Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm comments on whistle blowers… »


Luxembourg and the US sign Model 1 IGA

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 12:01

The US and Luxembourg governments have signed an agreement to improve international tax compliance and to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). »

Hector McNeil, co-CEO of Boost ETP

Boost welcomes possible UK Treasury review of spread betting tax loophole

Fri, 21/02/2014 - 16:00

Boost ETP has welcomed UK Treasury spokesman Lord Newby’s recent comment that ministers ought to look at the apparent “loophole” that allows spread betters to avoid income and capital gains tax. »


Nasdaq OMX files rule change to permit trading of exchange-traded managed funds

Mon, 17/02/2014 - 11:47

The Nasdaq OMX Group has filed a proposed rule change with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to permit the listing and trading of exchange-traded managed funds (ETMFs). »

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Boost secures UK fund reporting status for ETP range

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 09:40

HM Revenue & Customs has approved all current Boost ETPs as UK Reporting Funds under the provisions of The Offshore Funds (Tax) Regulations 2009. »

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FINRA fines Stifel Nicolaus and Century Securities over unsuitable ETF sales

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 10:05

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered broker-dealers Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and Century Securities Associates to pay over USD1m over the sale of unsuitable exchange-traded funds to certain clients. »


Regulators struggling to balance protection with growth

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 06:00

Nearly half of financial services professionals (49 per cent) globally do not believe that any regulator has managed to strike the right balance between protecting investors and underpinning growth, according to a survey by Kinetic Partners. »

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JP Turner to pay more than USD700,000 for unsuitable sales of leveraged and inverse ETFs

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 06:03

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Atlanta-based broker-dealer JP Turner & Company to pay USD707,559 in restitution to 84 customers for sales of unsuitable leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds and for excessive mutual fund switches. »


Regulatory burden easing for ETFs

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:05

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) promoters are more supportive of regulation than last year, according to EY's recent survey, Global ETF survey: A new era of growth and innovation. »


Report identifies need for voluntary standards within financial services

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 16:02

The financial services industry is failing to adopt voluntary standards crucial to rebuilding trust in banking, despite overwhelming support from those working in the sector, according to a report. »


ESMA begins preparatory work for new market abuse regime

Thu, 14/11/2013 - 14:40

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Discussion Paper setting out its initial views on the implementing measures it will have to develop for the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). »

Steven Ferigno, Allegro Development Corporation

EMIR compliance – is 90 days enough?

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 17:44

Steven Ferrigno (pictured), Managing Director EMEA for Allegro Development Corporation, comments on Monday’s announcement from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding the reporting deadline for EMIR, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation regime… »


Source highlights importance of continuing professional development post RDR

Tue, 05/11/2013 - 06:01

Source is holding its next series of webinar courses to help investors continue and complete their required hours for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). »

Jon Moulton, chairman of the CISX

CISX set to restructure

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 13:38

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) is planning to restructure. »

Kevin Stewart, Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Minister

CISX publishes guidance for current and potential issuers

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 17:30

On Monday 14 October, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) announced to members that certain of its historic activities have been under investigation by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC). »



Nithin Thomas

Last week’s news of the ETF Securities’ launch of the first European ETF focused on cybersecurity was greeted by Dr Nithin Thomas, (pictured) founder and CEO of security start-up SQR Systems as ‘excellent news’. ... »

Smart beta

Beverly Chandler

In its latest comment on sectors, Moody’s Investors Service, reports on the rising phenomenon of smart beta and predicts it could lead the way to challenging traditional asset managers.   ... »

Fixed income

Beverly Chandler

Earlier this year saw the launch of a joint venture between Lombard Odier Investment Managers and ETF Securities, which brought Lombard Odier’s fundamental fixed income approach to the ETF world. ... »

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