Monday 20th October 2014
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MONDAY TICKER: OCTOBER 20th 2014: Nasdaq will deliver it’s X-stream CSD, to the PT Kustodian Sentral Efek Indonesia (KSEI), the central securities depository (CSD) of Indonesia, after winning a ten-year contract - According to JP Morgan Asset Management there has been a surge in institutional investor appetite for separately managed accounts driven by the threat of negative yields, regulation, improvements in capital markets and a greater understanding of securitised assets - Cantor Fitzgerald has hired Jonathan Richards as an equity research analyst to its Financial Institutions team. Richards will be focused on covering listed asset and wealth managers within the firm's research department.
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Cantor Fitzgerald has hired Jonathan Richards as an equity research analyst to its Financial Institutions team. Richards will be focused on covering listed asset and wealth managers within the firm's research department.

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Euronext announced today the successful introduction of spotlight options on the shares of Melexis (option trading symbol: MEL). The spotlight options will be available as of today on the derivatives market of Euronext Brussels. The spotlight options on Melexis have short-term maturities of one, two and three months. The liquidity in these option classes will be supported by Susquehanna and B&Btrading, and their promotion is assured by KBC Securities as sponsoring broker.

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Between now and 2050 the energy systems of the UK and Europe are likely to be transformed with a more focused drive towards a low carbon future. Although the potential energy landscape is often seen as one of increased electrification, at present, the UK gas networks carry over four times as much energy as electricity networks.

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The European Commission finds that the Irish scheme aimed at restructuring the credit union sector is in line with EU State aid rules. The EC also concluded that the scheme will strengthen the Irish financial sector, while limiting the risk of distorting competition in the Single Market. This is the first scheme that a Member State puts in place for the restructuring of small financial institutions as foreseen in the Commission's 2013 Communication on state aid rules to support measures in favour of banks in the context of the financial crisis (the so-called 2013 "Banking Communication"). Commission vice president in charge of competition policy Joaquín Almunia said: "This scheme will help Ireland to successfully restructure the credit union sector without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market".The Irish scheme for credit unions is the first such scheme to be notified to and approved by the Commission.

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Asset manager Vanguard has listed three new exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Euronext’s Amsterdam market.

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European private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners has acquired €1.9bn worth of non­‐performing loans (“NPLs”) from Italian lender UniCredit. 

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Northern Trust has been appointed by Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to provide global custody, investment accounting and performance measurement services for £1.9bn (US$3bn) in assets.  

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The European Court of Auditors (ECA) today held a high-level conference, which brought together many of those concerned with ensuring that the European Union is accountable for public funds put at stake to meet EU objectives.

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