Thursday 24th April 2014
Clearstream has agreed to purchase Citco’s hedge fund custody processing unit in Cork for a sum in the ‘mid-double-digit-million euro range’ - The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has become the first licensed market-maker in the United Arab Emirates after winning approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) - BlackRock has been awarded its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) - An index joint venture between FTSE Group and Canada’s TMX Group has acquired the indices business of MTS, a European electronic fixed income trading business owned by the London Stock Exchange - The European leveraged finance market is set to undergo a shift this year, as private equity sponsors veer back towards loans to finance leveraged buyouts, says S&P Capital IQ - Turkish corporates are the most exposed among EMEA emerging markets to a scenario of slowing growth, rising interest rates and a persistently weak local currency, according to Fitch Ratings - London-based Global Markets Exchange Group (GMEX) is in talks to acquire an equity stake in ALTX Africa Group, a new exchange operator focusing on East Africa - Alternative asset managers with expertise in high-yield fixed income and distressed assets are upping their investments in the peer-to-peer loan market, according to a new report from Cerulli Associates.


EditorialFTSE Global Markets provides coverage of people, firms, institutions and countries in both the developed and emerging markets. Every issue includes in-depth analysis of the key market issues for institutional investors in the equity, debt and alternative markets.
FTSE Global Markets provides coverage of people, firms, institutions and countries in both the developed and emerging markets. Every issue includes in-depth analysis of the key market issues for institutional investors in the equity, debt and alternative markets.
As well as special features and reports, every issue of FTSE Global Markets also includes regular sections on:

Market Leader - This is the thought leadership article that sets the tone for the overall issue. Covering an important topic of the day, it provides a ready reckoner of important trends and developments that will have an impact on investment strategies in the upcoming quarter.

Profiles - Every issue FTSE Global Markets profiles companies, financial institutions and individuals making the news. To date Berlinguer has profiled:
  • People: Jamie Dimon, Carl Icahn, Kirk Kerkorian, Richard Nesbitt, Baudouin Prot, Chuck Schwab, Susan Sabanci Dincer, Severin Cabannes, Larry Fink, JoVelli.
  • Companies: Alcatel, Airbus, Bombardier, British Telecom, Cemex, Ericsson, Eurotunnel, GAZPROM, Hilton Hotels, KB Homes, Lenovo, Molson Coors, Napster, Northrup Grumman, Rusal, Sears Holding, Starbucks, Terex, Turkcell, Walmart.
  • Financial: Agricultural Bank of China, Akbank, AmSouth, Aon, Aton Capital, Barclays Capital, BBH, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Caceis, China Construction Bank, Clearstream, CME, Commerce Bancorp, Convergex, DTCC, Euroclear, Freddie Mac, Friedman Billings Ramsey, MICEX, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, NYMEX, JP Morgan, Saxo Bank, Société Générale, State Street, TSX, TXU, and Wachovia.
  • Funds: ABP, AP3, BlackRock, CalPERS, Candover, FRR, Landmark and PRIM.
  • Index Review - This popular column provides key insights into the drivers behind the performance of the world's leading indices, providing a reality check on the key events influencing global index investment.
FX - FX plays an increasing role for institutional investors both in terms of managing FX risk and as an asset class in its own right. This importance is reflected in its coverage in the magazine with a look at the most important pairings in every issue as well as a number of articles focusing on trading, risk management and FX as an asset class.

Sector Reports - Each edition features those issues and driving forces shaping industry. We regularly focus on automotives, finances, food & drink, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Commodity Report - Demand for commodities is running high and the magazine regularly covers key commodity sectors: be it mineral or agriculture based.

Alternative Investments - The magazine regularly features a series of comprehensive articles on the alternative investment market with profiles of hedge funds, strategy reviews and reports on essential services such as alternative fund administration, prime broking and securities finance.

Securities Services - Key products and developments in the securities services sector are covered regularly, including global and sub-custody, fund administration, outsourcing, securities lending, clearing and settlement, technology, collateral management, and stock exchanges.

Trading Report - Every issue examines different aspects of the trading landscape from venues and market fragmentation to research and electronic trading. This section has become a must read for the trading fraternity on both the buy and sell side.

Other Regular Features - Other topics regularly covered in the magazine include: covered bonds, real estate, depositary receipts, equities, transition management, derivatives, IPOs, options, exchange traded funds, asset allocation strategies, transaction banking and private banking.