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Lawsuit

Make or break time for litigation funding, says Fox Williams

Fri, 12/11/2010 - 06:27

Third party funding, where investors who have no other connection with litigation support legal claims in exchange for a financial return, is starting to take-off in the UK with a number of funds having been set-up to invest specifically in litigation. »

Thumbs up

Efama welcomes end to uncertainty for non-Ucits fund managers

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 15:43

The European Fund and Asset Management Association says it welcomes the end to the uncertainty that has faced fund managers of all non-Ucits investment funds since the European Commission’s initial proposals for legislation in April 2009, following the approval of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive by the European Parliament. »

SFA president Martin Thommen

Swiss Funds Association welcomes approval of AIFM Directive

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 13:24

The Swiss Funds Association has welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to pass the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »

EU flag

European Parliament votes to approve new EU rules for alternative funds

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 13:17

New European Union-wide rules on the marketing of alternative investment funds overcame the final hurdle this afternoon when the European Parliament adopted, by 513 votes to 92 with three abstentions, the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. »

Lawsuit

Ageas receives support in proceedings against hedge funds holding MCS

Tue, 09/11/2010 - 11:05

Insurance company Ageas has received full support from the Commercial Court of Brussels in summary proceedings against certain hedge fund owners of mandatory convertible securities. »

Barney Lee, Appleby Guernsey

Offshore fund centres should co-operate as well as compete, say Appleby lawyers

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 16:28

Offshore jurisdictions should join forces to lobby larger nations and international organisations on matters affecting them, according to members of the offshore financial services industry. »

Brian McDermott, head of investment funds at A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody remains top legal adviser in Irish funds industry

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 16:23

A&L Goodbody remains the leading Irish legal adviser to the Irish funds industry, representing domiciled and non-domiciled funds with a combined asset value in excess of USD238bn, according to the Lipper Ireland Fund Encyclopaedia 2010/2011. »

Guy Hands, founder, Terra Firma Capital Partners

Citi welcomes unanimous EMI verdict

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 11:55

Citigroup says its trustworthiness as a bank is intact following Thursday's court victory over private equity group Terra Firma Capital Partners. »

Confusion

Industry unprepared for the AIFM Directive, poll suggests

Wed, 03/11/2010 - 05:59

The UK asset management industry needs to considerably ramp up its plans for responding to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive as only two per cent of the industry currently has a plan in place that is being implemented. »

Guy Coughlan, chair of the LLMA technical committee

LLMA publishes documents to help standardise longevity market

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 14:13

The Life & Longevity Markets Association has launched a series of technical publications that aim to bring the creation of a longevity market a step closer.  »

Regulation books

Ireland further prepares for the AIFM Directive

Fri, 29/10/2010 - 06:03

The Irish funds industry has welcomed a harmonised framework for alternative investment fund managers and the regulatory changes to Irish collective investment schemes. »

Geoff Cook, chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance welcomes personal tax rate proposals

Thu, 28/10/2010 - 05:58

Jersey Finance has welcomed the Council of Minister’s proposals to retain the jurisdiction’s personal taxation rate at 20 per cent. »

Dark pool

Iosco proposes regulatory oversight principles for dark liquidity

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 16:47

The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a consultation report containing principles to assist securities markets authorities in dealing with issues concerning dark liquidity. »

Regulation

European Parliament sees its priorities through on hedge funds directive

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 16:13

European Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday overcame the final major hurdles to an agreement on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Andrew Baker, chief executive of Aima

Considerable progress made on AIFM Directive, says Aima

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 16:12

The Alternative Investment Management Association says there has been considerable progress on the content of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive following the compromise reached yesterday by EU ministers. »

Tamara Menteshvili, CISX chief executive

Asian role can bolsters islands’ EU position, says Jersey adviser

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 06:00

The Channel Islands can enhance their value to Europe Union through business growth in emerging markets, according to the former chairman of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the island’s financial regulator. »

Approved stamp

EU ministers agree third-country compromise on AIFM Directive

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 01:01

European Union economic affairs and finance ministers have reached agreement on the controversial proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, raising the prospect that the legislation could be finalised by a vote in the European Parliament next month. »

Tax

Efama expresses concerns over financial services tax

Tue, 19/10/2010 - 06:02

The European Fund and Asset Management Association says it is very concerned about the European Commission’s financial services tax proposals. »

Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the Technical Committee, Iosco

Iosco forms task force on OTC derivatives regulation

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 06:03

The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions has formed a Task Force on OTC Derivatives Regulation. »

Guernsey’s chief minister Lyndon Trott

Guernsey signs tax agreement with Greece

Tue, 12/10/2010 - 10:50

Guernsey has signed a tax information exchange agreement with Greece. »

Russian President Medvedev

Protocol to Russia-Cyprus tax treaty signed

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 14:26

On 7 October the Russian delegation led by President Medvedev signed with their respective Cyprus counterparts a protocol to the Russia-Cyprus double tax treaty. »

Lawsuit

QVT funds file lawsuit against Commerzbank’s Eurohypo

Sun, 10/10/2010 - 14:46

Funds managed by QVT Financial have filed a lawsuit against Eurohypo and two of its Delaware subsidiaries.  »

Policy

Elsa launches life settlements code of practice

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:01

The European Life Settlements Association has launched a code of practice designed to increase protection for investors in the expanding asset class of life settlements. »

Missed target

Basel III misses opportunity to break down silo culture in banking, says Algorithmics

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 12:00

Algorithmics, a provider of risk solutions, says Basel III is lacking in its conceptual approach to capital and liquidity. »

Gavel

FSA fines and bans broker for taking kickbacks

Tue, 28/09/2010 - 19:02

The FSA has fined a former cash equities broker GBP252,239 and banned him from working in the financial services industry for “acting without integrity”. »

Adrian Odell, head of funds at Crill Canavan

Law firm introduces new fund structure for Jersey

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 06:14

A new fund structure for Jersey has been devised by Jersey-based law firm Crill Canavan and fund administrator Herald Fund Services. »

Andrew Boyce, corporate partner at Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises on Stenham purchase of Montier Partners

Sun, 19/09/2010 - 10:35

Lawyers from Carey Olsen’s corporate team have provided Guernsey legal and regulatory advice to Stenham Asset Management, the London based fund of hedge funds group, on its acquisition of Montier Partners. »

Stefan Mai, head of market policy and European public affairs, Deutsche Börse and Eurex

Deutsche Börse welcomes proposal for OTC derivatives market reform

Fri, 17/09/2010 - 06:19

Deutsche Börse Group has welcomed the intended regulation on over-the-counter derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories as presented on Wednesday by the European Commission. »

Peter De Proft, director general of Efama

Efama welcomes regulation of OTC derivatives

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 14:19

The European Fund and Asset Management Association has welcomed the publication of a regulation on over-the-counter derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories. »

Jesús Benito, chief executive of Iberclear

BME and Clearstream welcome details of OTC derivatives regulation

Thu, 16/09/2010 - 10:12

Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles, the Spanish stock exchange operator, and Clearstream, the post trade arm of Deutsche Börse Group, have welcomed the details on trade repositories for over-the-counter derivatives published by the European Commission. »

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