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Asset managers to offer fund tokens despite crypto turmoil

* Hamilton Lane, Partners Group considering more fund tokenisation * Abrdn, Schroders looking at the sector * Tokenisation of illiquid assets still risky, FSB says By Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Investors in crypto have endured wild moves in recent months, but this has not fazed asset managers who are preparing to use the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies to break funds into bite-sized units, or tokens, to sell to small savers.

Funds begin parking sanction-hit Russian assets in 'side pockets'

By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest money managers are talking to investors and regulators about stripping Russian assets from their funds, helping them unlock billions of dollars of investments which became illiquid due to the war in Ukraine. So-called "side pockets", used by hedge funds in the global financial crisis, but previously not allowed for mainstream European funds, separate out illiquid often risky assets so main funds can trade freely

Schroders teams up with conservation body to invest in nature-protection projects

* Akaria Natural Capital to be based in Singapore * Targets initial 15-20 projects across SE Asia * Aims to launch a series of funds By Simon Jessop LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Asset manager Schroders SDR.L has teamed up with an environmental organisation to set up a Singapore-based fund house to invest in projects that seek to halt and reverse the destruction of nature due to climate change.

New British financial taskforce to help embed market reforms

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group LSEG.L said on Tuesday it has launched a taskforce to drive through financial reforms announced by British government to buttress the capital's attraction for global investors. The UK Capital Markets Taskforce includes chief executives, chairs and industry leaders to help ensure the "UK is the place where great companies can start, grow, scale and stay", LSEG said in a statement.

India's Axis asset management suspends two fund managers for irregularities

MUMBAI, May 6 (Reuters) - India's Axis Asset Management said on Friday it has suspended two mutual fund managers as part of an investigation into potential irregularities. Axis did not elaborate on the irregularities, but said it had initiated the investigation in February and had appointed external advisers to assist. "We take compliance with applicable legal/regulatory requirements seriously, and have zero tolerance towards any instance of non-compliance," the statement stated.


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