Wednesday 17th September 2014
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16th TICKER: European exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source is launching in the United States, with the firm's EURO STOXX 50 ETF the first product to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange - Guernsey’s Financial Services Commission approved 42 new investment funds during this year’s second quarter, while the regulator accepted a total of 131 new vehicles in the twelve months leading up to June 2014 - London Stock Exchange says it has made a series of improvements to the SETSqx trading service for securities outside the FTSE 350 Index - The People's Bank of China has designated ICBC as the Renminbi clearing bank in Luxembourg. The decision follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between PBOC and Luxembourg's Central Bank in June this year.
North America

A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) latest Interim Economic Assessment.


Capital markets research house Tabb Group has launched an exclusive US equities market trading venue and routing analytics (VRA) service. Dubbed Clarity, the platform is designed to help money managers, institutional investors, brokers and trading venues standardise, gather, aggregate and analyse execution information and data across all major brokers.  

Friday, 12 September 2014

US strengthens sanctions on Russia

The US Treasury Department has announced a fresh round of sanctions against Russia targeting banks, defence and energy firms, in response to what it calls “continued Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine.” 


Private equity fund managers are not doing enough to appease their institutional backers with regards to the fees they charge, according to new research from Preqin. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Maples Fund Services opens Boston office

Maples Fund Services has opened an office in Boston, the latest move by the firm to expand its North American presence and build its brand and offering in the US market.


Mercer, the investment consultancy, is adding four senior investment professionals as it continues to build up North American business.


Tax withholding-expert Len Lipton of GlobeTax and Deborah Prutzman from RFG recently discussed cross-border investment tax withholding and the steps investors should take to ensure they are maximizing returns. A white paper based on this conversation takes a deeper look at the following:


The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Tracey L. McNeil has been selected as the first ombudsman for the agency. 

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