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  • commentary
    Commentary
    • Jul., 2014
    The marketplace for alternative strategy mutual funds, referred to as NTMFs1, has gained traction among alternative investment asset managers as a source for broader access to investors. The number of NTMFs has significantly increased throughout the years, offering a diverse range of products with daily liquidity and lower minimums, which essentially allows for wider distribution to both retail and institutional channels.
  • commentary
    Commentary
    • Jul., 2014
    Delivering market-leading global prime brokerage services requires ongoing investment in straight-through processing, operational tools and other key functionality. Following is a description of enhancements to our Prime Brokerage portal, cross-asset class reporting and client connectivity.
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    White Paper
    • Jul., 2014
    The JOBS Act may drive sweeping changes to the U.S. financial services industry, in particular, a large number of "under the radar" hedge fund managers will become more public in order to raise their profile for both institutional and high net worth (HNW) investors.
  • commentary
    Commentary
    • Jul., 2014
    The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) aims to provide harmonised regulatory standards for all entities that manage or market Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in Europe. The regulation will affect a range of firms including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity, venture capital funds and property funds. 2015 ESMA will review the passporting system and consider extending this to non-EU AIFs and non-EU AIFMs (e.g. Cayman funds). 2018 ESMA to publish a report on passport functioning. Private placements may be phased out in 2018. The private placement regimes are optional for Member States but the UK is expected to keep its existing regime in place.
  • commentary
    Commentary
    • Jul., 2014
    Business Consulting Services (BCS) serves the unique strategic business goals and operating needs of hedge funds. We offer a broad array of services designed to launch, manage and grow your organization. Delivered by a single point of contact, you have trusted guidance and proven expertise to address your most complex needs.
  • commentary
    Commentary
    • Jul., 2014
    Global Prime Brokerage is dedicated to serving the unique strategic goals and operating environments of hedge funds, alternative investment managers, professional traders and proprietary trading firms. We offer the powerful global capabilities and platform of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, delivered by a single point of contact with the insight and experience to address your most complex objectives.
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    Case Study
    • Jul., 2014
    In 2013, Meadowbrook Insurance Group's treasury team embarked upon an ambitious project to re-engineer the company's entire cash management process. Through the use of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's CashPro® Accelerate solution, and by streamlining accounts payable processes using ImageRight®, an imaging and workflow solution, the company has virtually eliminated manual processing and halved the amount of time needed to manage cash on a daily basis. Meanwhile, month-end processing is now completed several days earlier, freeing treasury staff for more strategic tasks.
  • article
    The Treasurer
    • Jul., 2014
    What will the Basel III Liquidty Coverage Ratio mean for corporates? Suzanne Janse Van Rensburg explains.
  • article
    Asset Servicing Times
    • Jun., 2014
    Stephanie Colaric demystifies the ever changing landscape of custody banking and explains some of the imminent obstacles
  • article
    The Treasurer
    • Jun., 2014
    Bruce Mueli explores how establishing an in-house bank is one way the treasury profession can respond to challenges. An in-house bank can provide increased operational capability, control and transparency through a centralised operation – and provide quantifiable benefits through cost efficiency and value-added services.
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