June 2015

Thomas Murray IDS Newsletter

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Safekeeping Questions

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Thomas Murray IDS is pleased to send you our June newsletter with links to the top stories that we have reported on as part of our on-going surveillance of issues of relevance to asset owners, fund managers, and their key service providers. We endeavour to make these stories succinct, relevant and informative for our readership and would welcome any comments or suggestions to help us improve content and format. This month we have included a short survey about the newsletter, which we hope you will be able to complete.

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Blockchain Disrupts Securities Settlement Model

Could pilot projects involving the use of a distributed database for the issue, transfer and settlement of securities herald a wider rethink of the way financial market trades are recorded?

Lawsuits Bring Renewed Attention to FX Transaction Costs

Despite the promises of better behaviour by banks after their fines for past abuses in the foreign exchange markets, investors should subject their currency transaction procedures to a thorough review to ensure best execution.

CCP Battle Drags On

The prolonged transatlantic battle over the mutual recognition of central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) reflects deep differences over the costs of resolving a failing CCP. And asset managers may find that their share of those costs is on the rise.

Your prime broker may be the biggest risk you are failing to manage

“Counterparty risk is not just Lehman risk," says Chris Caruso, a principal in Thomas Murray Pangaea Hedge Fund Services (TMP HFS). "Of course fund managers must take insolvency risk seriously, but what really matters is what we call 'continuum risk.'

Understanding asset safety regimes in different markets

TMIDS managing director, Nick Bradley, discusses the importance of understanding the rules and regulations surrounding asset safety in different markets.


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