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Riding the Wave of Simplified Buying

Even though I got my start with Simplified Acquisitions in the 1990s, for the last decade I’ve had the pleasure of watching this procurement method grow and grow and all I can say is that it’s simply  357 more words

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Reuters: China to encourage equity financing to ease debt reliance: report

By David Stanway
May 20, 2018

China must vigorously promote equity financing to boost the long-term capital of enterprises and reduce their dependence on debt, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported Monday, citing a top official with China’s stock market regulator. 166 more words

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Reuters: China will "actively and steadily" deleverage, tackle risks -sources

By Li Zheng, Ma Rong, and Kevin Yao
May 21, 2018

China will “actively and steadily” deleverage and tackle financial risks, sources said on Monday, underscoring concerted efforts by Beijing to defuse a potentially damaging economic fallout from years of cheap money and loose lending practices. 309 more words

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FT: Mifid reforms spur companies seeking investors to bypass brokers

By Hannah Murphy and Owen Walker
May 20, 2018

Companies are bypassing their banks and brokers to arrange meetings and calls directly with potential investors, in response to new European rules that aim to make markets more transparent and reduce conflicts of interest. 799 more words

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Markets Media: European Bond ETFs Attract Inflows

By Shanny Basar
May 22, 2018

Bond exchange-traded funds had the highest net inflows in Europe last month as investors have said they will increase allocations to fixed income ETFs this year. 601 more words

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Global Investor Group: Funds unlikely to rely on equivalence post Brexit – expert

By Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro
May 21, 2018

Fund managers would not trust equivalence as a reliable post-Brexit framework as the solution favoured by the European Union creates uncertainty, according to lawyer and buy-side regulation expert Charles Muller. 612 more words

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BBG: With ETFs About to Be Easier to Build, Aspiring Money Managers Go Solo

By Rachel Evans
May 21, 2018

It’s never been easier to start an exchange-traded fund — or so it seems.

Just ask the two wannabe asset managers who are planning new funds by themselves, away from the third-party ETF expert they previously relied upon to usher them through the arcane process. 781 more words

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