Asset servicing

EquiLend opens doors in Dublin

EquiLend has this morning confirmed the opening of its office in Dublin to serve European clients following Brexit. It first announced its plans to do so in April this year. The new office - at South Point, Harmony Row, Dublin, D2 - is the headquarters of EquiLend Limited, its formal Irish entity. ...
A weed-nap deferred? Short sellers selective amid Cannabis

A note published this week by IHS Markit addresses the powerful performance of the Cannabis sector in investment terms and related short-selling activity. The specialist data firm states that the sector has been on fire of late, with an average share price appreciation north of 30 percent since the...
BestX acquired by State Street

State Street Corporation has bought BestX Limited (BestX). Founded in 2016 by Aman Thind, Pete Eggleston and Oliver Jerome, BestX is a global provider of transaction cost analytics (TCA) to support best execution in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Livingstone's Media & Technology sector team advised...
ING US$5 million fine documents make fascinating reading

The legal documents detailing the New York Stock Exchange Regulation's recent US$5 million fine on ING Financial Markets LLC to settle charges for improperly handling pre-released American Depository Receipts (ADRs) make fascinating reading. The settlement arises from NYSE Regulation's investigation...
NEX issues average daily volume figures for August

OCC reports August figures mostly up

SEBI lengthens securities lending times

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