New trade body for short-term lenders

Members of the short-term lending market have formed a new trade association. The Association of Short-Term Lenders (ASTL) aims to make up for shortfalls in regulation of the industry by regularly putting together data on the sector as well as introducing and monitoring a code of conduct for institutions providing bridging loans. An executive committee, comprising the firms Affirmative,, Cheval, Excel Masthaven and Mathon, has been formed. It will be followed by a compliance

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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