EMIR Changes: How do they affect you?

By Mastan Momin

Since 2014, The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) transaction reporting implementation has been wrought with difficulties. While the industry looks at the current data quality issues, European regulators are requesting more granularities on the transaction reporting.

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6 key trends driving operational and technology decisions

By Eric Rocks

The global investment marketplace is constantly evolving and keeping up is a competitive necessity. To effectively manage your business growth, you must optimize your operations and anticipate market changes and new requirements. The financial industry has grown exponentially over the past 30 years, and better technology has enabled investment teams to manage this growth and its accompanying complexity effectively and efficiently.

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The challenges of data normalization

By Giles Smart and Justin Meagher

Today’s financial managers operate in a strict regulatory landscape that can be overwhelming and challenging. Many are struggling to stay on top of the new financial rules (e.g. AIFMD, EMIR, MiFID II, Solvency II, FATCA, and Dodd-Frank) while still effectively servicing their clients.

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Intelligent collateral management: An operational necessity for fund managers

By Lee Burchell

The Dodd-Frank Act in the US and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) have laid the foundation for mitigating risk in the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. They both require interest rate derivatives, credit derivatives, and equity derivatives to be transacted through a central counter-party clearing house (CCP).

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Alternatives forever changing the look of the UCITS market

By Colin Keane

Until recently, traditional UCITS followed long-only strategies and offered relative returns to investors.

Late 2015 and 2016 saw significant market and political challenges; relative returns have been squeezed through rising fund operational costs, negative territory interest rates, and low bond yields. This presented a lot of problem for UCITS managers and their investors who continue to seek positive returns, and ultimately has led to a considerable shift in allocations towards uncorrelated asset classes. In 2016, there were outflows of €63bn in long-only equity mutual funds (according to Global Investor).

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Complying with Regulatory Requirements: Staying on Top of the Changes

By: Christopher Cardace

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The intent of the initial Markets in Financial Instruments and Derivatives (MiFID), implemented in 2007, was to control the way stocks, bonds, derivatives, and commodities were traded, cleared, and reported. This increased regulatory oversight drew many European traders into “dark”, high frequency, and algorithmic trading strategies, which concealed the volumes and prices of their deals. The end result was that derivatives were overlooked until 2008.
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The New Era of Regulation (Part 3 of a 4 Part Series)

By Ron Tannenbaum

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How has regulation impacted the hedge fund industry? In this third of a four-part Q&A series, Ron Tannenbaum, managing director of business development for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at SS&C, discusses how regulation affects the hedge fund industry.
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