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  1. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    Seamus Creedon, a member of the Eiopa stakeholders group and a former Solvency II project manager at Brussels-based European actuarial association Groupe Consultatif Actuariel Européen, suggests the peculiar IAIS discount curve reflects tensions...

  2. Malta continues to grow market share in Ucits hedge funds

    He points out that the MFSA also is proactive in issuing guidelines and notes to explain its reasoning when implementing directives as well as Maltese regulations.Zerafa thinks the reason funds are looking at Ucits products reflects the...

  3. Ucits hedge funds start to build momentum

    However, it is clear the phenomenon took Brussels bureaucrats by surprise. Ucits supplement 2010: Examining the phenomenon Hedge funds first started using Ucits wrappers around their funds so institutional investors otherwise blocked from investing...

  4. Politicians and regulators need to focus on supporting financial services

    The UK should step up and start defending the world-class financial services industry it boasts and graphically illustrate to its Brussels counterparts the consequences of eroding London’s premier position on mainland Europe.Quite simply Brussels...

  5. EU regulators ready to act in concert?

    If we stick to that, it should be possible to reach a compromise,” says Eddy Wymeersch, chairman of the supervisory board of the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA) in Brussels, and chairman of Cesr.

  6. Cebs remuneration report criticised over lack of detail

    Cebs says little about the substance of what it found in its group exercises” says Nicolas Veron, a senior fellow at Breugel, a Brussels-based financial think tank. LONDON – The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (Cebs) has issued its Report...

  7. Man on a mission

    When we go to Brussels or Washington we represent the industry view,” says Groome.This, in one can sense, is getting close to the heart of Groome’s vision for AIMA and the industry. This is now a mature industry and it needs to play its role in the...

  8. Best-laid plans

    John Trundle, chief risk officer at Euroclear in Brussels, says the agencies don't need to call the shots on supervisory matters for the system to benefit. New regulatory architecture is emerging from the wreckage of the crisis, but it remains to...

  9. Not quite champagne time

    Whether it will be a proportional response by the Brussels bureaucrats to the hedge fund and wider alternative fund community remains to be seen. A US Democratic Congressman visiting Brussels, Paul Kanjorski, was reported by the Financial Times as...

  10. European Group Wants to Cut Search Engine Data Storage

    The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party met for 2 days in Brussels last week and agreed that six months should be the maximum amount of time data is stored. Almost a month after the EU approved Google's DoubleClick acquisition, officials from...

  11. Solvency II draft report from European Parliament Committee

    BRUSSELS – The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has released its draft report on last month’s Solvency II proposal from the European Commission with accompanying amendments.

  12. Euroclear appoints MD for new division

    Colaes will be based in Brussels reporting to Wim Claeys, executive director. Euroclear has appointed Jan Colaes as managing director to head its newly created Project Delivery Services (PDS) division.

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  13. Amended Solvency II proposal published

    BRUSSELS – The new mergers and acquisitions directive that came into force in September 2007 has required the European Commission to publish an amended version of the original adopted proposal for the Solvency II Directive that was published on...

  14. SuperDerivatives partners Liffe

    Liffe operates in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris, with more than €1,700 billion worth of derivatives business traded daily. SuperDerivatives, a London-based option pricing services provider, and the London International Financial...