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  • Global Investor/ISF launches MENA directory

    18 November 2015

    Investment management, custodians and brokers based in the MENA region are invited to enter More »

  • Photos of the Middle East Awards winners

    02 November 2015

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  • Middle East Awards 2015: Winners announced

    02 November 2015

    Global Investor/ISF has named top performers in the MENA region at an annual event in Dubai More »

  • Sub-custody Survey LIVE

    02 November 2015

    All users of the services of sub-custodians (agent banks), from broker-dealers to global custodians, are asked to rate their performance More »

  • Beneficial Owners Survey LIVE

    29 October 2015

    Institutional investors are invited to rate their securities lending agents More »

  • Local funds for local firms

    19 October 2015

    The recent involvement of international firms in local deals suggests that the Middle East is no longer just seen as somewhere to raise funds for private equity investment elsewhere. Domestic and international investment is starting to go local. By Paul Golden More »

  • The infrastructure kings

    19 October 2015

    Infrastructure funds could soon be benefiting from a Middle East sovereign wealth fund (SWF) client base. The region’s SWFs are growing in, and hiring in, expertise in infrastructure investment. Consequently, the jump from direct equity, where opportunities are limited, to secondary infra fund investment looks more and more certain. By Tom Nelthorpe More »

  • The next big thing

    19 October 2015

    Assets in Middle East focused ETFs are less than $150m, despite Middle East investors holding up to $30bn of international ETFs. Middle East domiciled ETFs may still be a market waiting to happen but 2016 looks set to be the beginning of the boom. By Paul Golden More »

  • ISF Directory LIVE

    16 October 2015

    Submissions for the ISF Directory of Securities Lending & Repo, sponsored by Eurex Repo, will be live until December 4 More »

  • De-Lux modelling

    28 September 2015

    De-Lux modelling Luxembourg is small – and to survive it has had to innovate. That continues in its asset management business which is rolling out the red carpet to new Ucits products and new clients that are shaping the future distribution and technological landscape More »

  • Accounting the cost

    29 September 2015

    With the OTC market facing the biggest set of regulatory changes in its history – from EMIR to the broader banking sector Basel 3 regulations – the fear is that the cost of total compliance could force a number of banking and clearing providers out of the market over the next three to four years. Simon Murray discusses the regulatory ripple effect with experts from all sectors of the European derivatives market More »

  • Photos of ISF Dinner 2015

    30 September 2015

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  • Systemic seesaw

    28 September 2015

    Regulators want multiple small CCPs to reduce systemic risk. Investors want the reverse – a few very large CCPs to reduce the total margin they need to post. Is there a cost effective answer that reconciles both sides? By Paul Golden More »

  • The margining maze

    28 September 2015

    New US regulation will require most users – including hitherto unaffected buy side firms – to post initial or variation margin on non-cleared derivatives. Is the market ready for change or will managers exit and use other options for mitigating their risk exposures? By Dave Simons More »

  • Time for the derivatives cabaret to go global

    28 September 2015

    The transatlantic wrangling over derivatives reform harmonization continues to take centre stage while reform in non-US and European jurisdictions have been sidelined – until now. Developments over the last 12 months suggest that momentum is building and although challenges remain, major reform is afoot from Australia to Africa. By Paul Golden More »

  • Sitting on collateral

    28 September 2015

    As new regulatory demands for collateral posting begin the pro-ETF collateral lobby is growing. Are investors sitting on a largely untapped collateral source? The development of ETF filters looks set to provide the answer. By Tanzeel Akhtar More »

  • London calling

    25 September 2015

    Signs are that in 2016 the export of the multi-asset fund concept from London to the US market will boom. Sophisticated multi-asset is an innovation and not just a repackaging of traditional balanced funds. But given the last innovation out of London was ABS, should investors be wary of Londoners bearing gifts? By Ceri Jones More »

  • The art of noise

    25 September 2015

    Big data and cognitive computing are reshaping investment management – particularly in the ESG sector. But it needs to complement, not replace, traditional investment processes. By Hendrik Bartel, CEO and co-founder of Insight 360 More »

  • Cruel summer

    25 September 2015

    UK pension schemes have suffered during the volatility of the last quarter and are subtly changing their attitude to investment – in some cases from beta to unconstrained. By Alastair O’Dell More »

  • Equity Lending Survey 2015: The Results

    25 September 2015

    Morgan Stanley and State Street have taken the highest accolades in the 2015 Global Investor/ISF equity lending survey. More »

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  • FRR moves into infra investment

    27 November 2015

    French sovereign wealth fund Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR) is broadening its investment strategy from purely fixed-income and equity to French illiquid assets, estate.

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  • JM Finn to expand into wealth planning

    26 November 2015

    JM Finn & Co has hired Anna Murdock, the former head of UK financial planning at UBS Wealth Management, in an effort to move into the wealth planning market.

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  • BNP launches new Asian fixed income funds

    27 November 2015

    BNP Paribas Investment Partners has launched a two new Asian fixed-income funds within its Luxembourg SICAV fund platform targeting European insurance companies.


  • London pensions pool licensed

    25 November 2015

    The London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) – the pooled funding vehicle launched created by 32 London local authority pensions and the Corporation of London – has been fully licensed as an investment entity by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.



  • Hong Kong to expand shorting regs

    27 November 2015

    Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) securities regulator has outlined proposals to tighten the rules for reporting short positions.

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  • JM Finn to expand into wealth planning

    26 November 2015

    JM Finn & Co has hired Anna Murdock, the former head of UK financial planning at UBS Wealth Management, in an effort to move into the wealth planning market.

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  • CEESEG sells Budapest stake

    25 November 2015

    The Central and Eastern European Stock Exchange Group (CEESEG) has sold its stake in Budapest Stock Exchange – its second divestment this year following the sale of Ljubljana Stock Exchange in July.

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  • Credit Suisse enters China securities market

    27 November 2015

    Credit Suisse has won a license to provide securities brokerage services through a joint venture with Founder Securities in Shenzhen’s Qianhai development zone.

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  • DTCC launches new Data as a Service offering

    25 November 2015

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has announced the launch of its Data as a Service (DaaS) offering, the latest member of its DTCC Data Products range.

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  • Rankin makes transition to LGIM

    18 November 2015

    Andrew Rankin has moved from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) to the transition management team at Russell Investments