News & Opinion

We spoke to HSBC's head of product solutions - regulatory change, Paul Ellis, about how the bank managed the implementation of UCITS V and the similarities with getting over the line with AIFMD, how this directive has impacted custody arrangements and what the future holds for the UCITS brand.

The proposed takeover of London Stock Exchange Group by Deutsche Borse is posing a number of questions for regulators and governments in deciding whether or not such a deal is healthy for financial markets. The stock exchanges would merge, but so too, would their central counterparty clearinghouses, LCH.Clearnet and Eurex Clearing.

On the back of a hugely successful post-trade roundtable for funds event in London in February, Thomas Murray are delighted to announce our next event, Post-Trade Roundtable on Regulation in 2016: What does this mean for the Buy-side?

The event provides Management Companies and Depositary Banks in Luxembourg an opportunity to come together and share their approaches to monitoring their post-trade exposures in a changing regulatory environment.

The issue of BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting) and tax neutrality are key concerns for fund managers and fund administrators. Dominic Hobson spoke to Geoff Cook, CEO of Jersey Finance about the issues.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), ESMA’s US equivalent for futures market oversight, have officially come to agreement over equivalence between the clearing frameworks of the two jurisdictions. It spells the end of a long running dispute between the world’s two largest derivatives markets that has held up the implementation of mandatory central clearing, a key tenet of the G20’s 2009 Financial Reform Programme.

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