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Segregation of assets in accounts that bear the name of the owner is one of the unstoppable regulatory and commercial trends of our time. While custodian banks have invested considerable resources in the development of ingenious arguments against segregation, one third party lender is pleasantly surprised to find concerns about asset safety are increasing the attractions of its business model.

Join Thomas Murray Data Services in our inaugural event "Post-Trade Roundtable on Regulation in 2016: What does this mean for Funds?"

The event provides Funds from around the UK an opportunity to come together and share their approaches to monitoring their post-trade exposures in a changing regulatory environment.

Date: 01 March 2016

Regulatory pressures continue to change the way in which banks monitor, manage and maintain their correspondent relationships.

Bill Gourlay, who previously ran the fund management strategy group at RBC in London, arrived at investment management industry technology consultants Idea Group as CEO in December 2013. The speed with which they have created the GAIA standards to automate subscriptions and redemptions is a reminder that few were better qualified to fix that obvious and longstanding source of cost and complaints in the hedge fund industry.

Thomas Murray spoke to John Van Verre about HSBC's move to launch a US direct custody and clearing model - what it means for the bank and its clients, how it aids with regulatory challenges in the custody industry and what it means for HSBC in the US.

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