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U.S. Hedge Funds Face Risky Path Around AIFMD

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) – European Union risk-mitigation regulations that target hedge and private equity funds –  took effect last month causing noncompliant North American firms to rely on “reverse solicitation” for new European investors, a risky...
2014 FTF News Awards Supplement

2014 FTF News Awards Supplement

Download the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards 2014 supplement and dive into profiles on 17 influential FinTech companies that you should be aware of, and three industry leaders making a big difference in the FinTech industry.
 
We shine the spotlight on Cynthia Meyn, executive vice president of operations at bond fund manager PIMCO, voted Ops Business Person of the Year; entrepreneur Stephen Marsh, founder and CEO of Smarsh, chosen as FinTech Person of the Year; and Bart Chilton, the former CFTC commissioner, recognized via an Editor’s Choice award for his service to the industry.
 
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Prime Brokerages Share Their Pain with Hedge Funds

For hedge funds, change is in the air as prime brokers contemplate pulling back on financing options and raising fees, leaving some funds to consider parking excess cash and long securities at custodian banks. Prime brokerage units of A-List firms...
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Regulatory Onslaught Brings New Respect for Compliance

Over the past few years chief compliance officers (CCOs) have gone from wet blankets to hot tickets. In the process they’ve seen their job description undergo a shift just as fundamental as the rapidly changing regulations whose impact on financial...
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Brazilian Exchange Dives into Post-Trade Overhaul

BM&FBOVESPA, the merged Brazilian exchange operator, is delivering the first phase of a major post-trade processing overhaul via the launch of a clearinghouse for derivatives, intended to streamline and ease the collateral burden for its customers. An operator for securities...

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  • Some Good Things about Summer 2014

    For many in Ops, the last days of summer can be a chance to escape on vacation and evaluate the past eight months in quiet moments. Was it a productive time, frustrating or a complete loss? Will the last four…
  • Celebrating FinTech Innovation

    Barring the unforeseen, our magazine supplement detailing winners of the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards for 2014 will be online soon. We’re featuring profiles of the fintech providers in attendance for the gala presentation and insights from the individuals recognized…

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  • SmartStream Names Head of Transformation Services

    SmartStream Technologies, a financial transaction-lifecycle management specialist, reports the hiring of industry veteran Tom Dalglish to manage transformation projects for post-trade processing and data management services for its global clients. Initially, he will be responsible for managing the back-office transformation…
  • LCH.Clearnet Appoints Head of SwapClear Australia

    Clearinghouse LCH.Clearnet reports that Marcus Robinson has been appointed head of SwapClear Australia. Robinson, who is an Australian citizen, has relocated to Sydney, where he will “support the growing demand for on-the-ground, robust interest rate derivative (IRD) clearing solutions,” the…
  • Wolters Kluwer Fills Top Post for Compliance Unit

    Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions, a provider of solutions and expertise for compliance professionals, has named Gregory Samios to be president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Samios, a 20-year veteran whose appointment becomes effective September 8,…
  • Swiss Asset Manager Picks SimCorp Dimension

    Swiss asset manager Unigestion has selected the SimCorp Dimension platform to bolster its front and middle office operations throughout its investment lines, according to a SimCorp statement. Unigestion will use SimCorp Dimension for trade, order and portfolio management, compliance, performance,…

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  • Tax Alert on Recently Announced Relief on Money Market Fund Floating NAV Wash Sale, Form 1099-B and Gain/Loss Calculations

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:18 +0000

    Guest Contributor:  Stevie D. Conlon, Senior Director and Tax Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services The author thanks John Kareken and Anna Vayser of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for their assistance. There were several important announcements made last month by the … Continue reading
  • Software as a (dis) Service – Going in with Your Eyes Wide Open

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:15 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Jane Stabile, President, IMP Consulting, Boston, MA The asset management business has never been more competitive, and CFOs are under tremendous pressure to keep their firms lean. As CFOs seek solutions to keep the headcount down, the argument … Continue reading
  • Financial Trading Infrastructure: The Era of Cloud 2.0

    Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:30:05 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Jacob Loveless, CEO, Lucera Financial Infrastructures The freedom to try new things The equity downturn has fueled a trend in multi-asset trading that is prompting firms to test new strategies. They realize they can no longer merely trade … Continue reading
  • Why Financial Services Brands Aren’t Equipped for Social Media Risk & Compliance

    Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:30:13 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Devin Redmond, Nexgate CEO and Co-founder No longer are financial brands and organizations able to focus solely on storefronts, email aliases and toll free numbers for customer engagement and support. Nowadays, a brand must engage customers 24/7 in … Continue reading