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Cutting the global hedge fund industry down to size

January 8, 2007

From New York to London, regulators fearing systemic collapse are pruning away at ‘traditional’ hedge fund management practices. But the industry is not prepared to go down without a fight. Nick Kochan reports on an intensifying skirmish.

SUNGARD/TRADE TECH: Opinions vary on effects of MIFID

January 8, 2007

Sungard/Trade Tech report finds mixed views on MiFID benefits while CreditSights study reveals M&A fillip of IFRS.

Regulators’ eyes on financial institutions

January 8, 2007

Regulators need to keep on top of banks, says Dr YV Reddy.

US sees folly of heavy-handed regulation

January 8, 2007

This may be the year that the US pendulum swings away from excessive regulation towards balanced principles.

Pace of Indian banking reform angers everyone

December 4, 2006

Measures to open India’s banking market to global competition are under attack from foreign banks for being too slow, and from state bank employees for being too rapid and drastic. Michael Imeson reports.

Breaking down the barriers

October 2, 2006

Any time now the Payments Services Directive should be adopted. So how it will affect Sepa and financial institutions?By Michael Imeson.

Strength in partnership

October 2, 2006

As increasing regulation spawns greater competition, banks would do well to reconsider their business models – many may find that partnership is the best route for their business. By Tom Isaac.

Embrace the new efficiency

October 2, 2006

Moves towards economic harmonisation have been slow in coming but the new regulations mean corporates and banks will now have no option but to change. By Eric Sepkes.

Small savings, wide efficiencies

October 2, 2006

The real benefits for companies will not be in the small savings in transaction costs but in the wider efficiencies that Sepa will introduce to payments systems and markets. By Michael Imeson.

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