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Law firms Lovells and Hogan & Hartson to merge

Law firms Lovells and Hogan & Hartson to merge

Wed, 16/12/2009 - 15:02

The partners at law firms Lovells and Hogan & Hartson have decided to merge the two firms.  »

Hedge funds will face increased regulation, survey finds

Hedge funds will face increased regulation, survey finds

Mon, 14/12/2009 - 06:28

Hedge funds were not a major contributor to the stock market crash of 2008 and early 2009, but they are very likely to face increased regulation, according to the latest survey of the world’s media from Walek. »

Regulatory arbitrage a major threat in 2010, survey finds

Regulatory arbitrage a major threat in 2010, survey finds

Thu, 10/12/2009 - 15:58

Current attempts to tighten the regulation of financial services could lead to regulatory arbitrage among countries, according to a survey by advisory firm Kinetic Partners. »

Guernsey’s Chief Minister questions onshore/offshore divide

Guernsey’s Chief Minister questions onshore/offshore divide

Wed, 09/12/2009 - 07:13

Guernsey’s Chief Minister Lyndon Trott has told a major London conference that the island should not be “dismissively” compartmentalised as an offshore centre. »

Highland Capital Management settles Deutsche Bank suit

Highland Capital Management settles Deutsche Bank suit

Sun, 06/12/2009 - 11:48

Three hedge funds managed by Highland Capital Management have reached a settlement with Deutsche Bank pertaining to the funds' suit against Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Bank's suit against such funds, filed in October and November 2008. »

Revised EU directive threatens to topple London as leading financial centre

Revised EU directive threatens to topple London as leading financial centre

Wed, 02/12/2009 - 07:28

Sigma Partnership says it is becoming increasingly apparent to US, Asia and non-EU based managers and advisers that the EU directive is more protectionist than ever. »

Conyers to advise on Cyprus law

Conyers to advise on Cyprus law

Tue, 01/12/2009 - 15:50

Multi-jurisdictional law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman will be adding Cyprus legal advice to its roster of jurisdictions. »

Aima welcomes Swedish text for AIFM Directive

Aima welcomes Swedish text for AIFM Directive

Mon, 16/11/2009 - 06:05

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the work of the Swedish Presidency in producing compromise text for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Fund advisers must prepare for regulatory changes, says Kinetic

Fund advisers must prepare for regulatory changes, says Kinetic

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 16:04

Kinetic Partners, a global professional services firm focused exclusively on the asset management industry, has emphasised the need for hedge fund and private equity fund advisers to take immediate action to prepare for the impending regulatory changes. »

CFTC amends reporting requirements for commodity pool operators

CFTC amends reporting requirements for commodity pool operators

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:06

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted amendments to its regulations regarding periodic and annual reporting requirements applicable to commodity pool operators. »

CFA members support directive’s requirements for fund managers

CFA members support directive’s requirements for fund managers

Thu, 05/11/2009 - 10:28

Ninety four per cent of respondents to a survey conducted by the CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity support mandatory requirements consistent with the proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive that managers of alternative investment funds act with honesty, fairness, and with the best interests of investors in mind. »

Court freezes assets of Chicago commodity pool in USD1m anti-fraud case

Court freezes assets of Chicago commodity pool in USD1m anti-fraud case

Mon, 02/11/2009 - 15:59

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained an emergency court order freezing assets held by defendants Raleigh Capital Management of Chicago and its sole principal, Richmond Hamilton, Jr., who resides in Morocco. »

ASIC starts civil proceedings against former officers of MFS

ASIC starts civil proceedings against former officers of MFS

Mon, 02/11/2009 - 12:07

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has commenced civil proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland against three subsidiary companies of the formerly listed MFS (now known as Octaviar) and four former officers and one manager of MFS Investment Management. »

Guernsey welcomes conclusions of Foot Review

Guernsey welcomes conclusions of Foot Review

Mon, 02/11/2009 - 06:00

The States of Guernsey has welcomed the final report of the Foot Review, which examines the long-term opportunities and challenges facing British Crown Dependencies and overseas territories as financial centres. »

Edhec welcomes consultations on Ucits depositary function

Edhec welcomes consultations on Ucits depositary function

Sun, 01/11/2009 - 15:58

A recent Edhec position paper has welcomed the European Commission’s consultation on the Ucits depositary function, but stresses that an in-depth study of the regulations and practices of those who are part of the value chain is necessary. »

Australian Court approves compensation for Westpoint investors

Australian Court approves compensation for Westpoint investors

Sun, 01/11/2009 - 13:43

The Federal Court of Australia has approved the settlement of a compensation claim to clients who were advised by Professional Investment Services to invest in the failed Westpoint Group. »

Jersey Finance welcomes review of British offshore financial centres

Jersey Finance welcomes review of British offshore financial centres

Sun, 01/11/2009 - 11:59

Jersey Finance has welcomed the conclusions of the Review of British Offshore Financial Centres, which was launched in November last year when Michael Foot was asked to review the opportunities and challenges facing British Crown Dependencies and overseas territories that had significant financial centres. »

BNY Mellon subsidiary receives banking licence in Ireland

BNY Mellon subsidiary receives banking licence in Ireland

Fri, 30/10/2009 - 07:03

BNY Mellon has received approval from the Irish Financial Regulator to establish a new bank licensed entity in Ireland. »

Comment: Much ado about nothing?

Comment: Much ado about nothing?

Fri, 30/10/2009 - 06:00

At first glance, it would be easy to say that the report by former UK regulator Michael Foot on the three British crown dependencies and six other overseas territories was a statement of the blindingly obvious. And possibly at second glance, too. »

Asset managers embrace arrival of Ucits IV, survey finds

Asset managers embrace arrival of Ucits IV, survey finds

Mon, 26/10/2009 - 14:17

A survey published by RBC Dexia Investor Services and KPMG shows how some of Europe's largest asset managers plan to capitalise on Ucits IV and identifies how these reforms will contribute to wider changes across the European investment fund landscape. »

Gibraltar joins OECD tax information exchange white list

Gibraltar joins OECD tax information exchange white list

Sun, 25/10/2009 - 10:57

Following the signing of tax information exchange agreements with Finland, Greenland and Faroe Islands, Gibraltar has now signed 13 such agreements and has accordingly been transferred by the OECD onto its white list. »

Bermuda Monetary Authority forms initiative to improve disclosure practices

Bermuda Monetary Authority forms initiative to improve disclosure practices

Sun, 25/10/2009 - 09:38

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has established a joint initiative with industry representatives and the Pensions Commission aimed at improving disclosure practices among Bermuda pension providers and investment firms. »

Regulators should move slowly on high-frequency trading, says Greenwich

Regulators should move slowly on high-frequency trading, says Greenwich

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 14:11

Institutional investors around the world would support new regulations on high-frequency trading, but much of this support appears centered on specific practices such as the use of flash orders, a survey by Greenwich has revealed. »

Deutsche Börse and Eurex support OTC derivatives market proposals

Deutsche Börse and Eurex support OTC derivatives market proposals

Thu, 22/10/2009 - 12:01

Deutsche Börse and Eurex have welcomed the communication issued by the EU Commission which aims to reduce systemic risks in the over-the-counter derivatives market. »

Hedge funds warned of regulatory backlash by Dutch manager

Hedge funds warned of regulatory backlash by Dutch manager

Tue, 20/10/2009 - 12:05

Hedge funds and private equity houses need to be prepared for a backlash in the wake of the credit crisis, according to Roland van den Brink, board member at Mn Services. »

Queensland investment scheme promoter jailed

Queensland investment scheme promoter jailed

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 16:03

Brett Tony Best of Middle Park, Brisbane, has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for various charges related to operating an unregistered managed investment scheme while director of Arafura Equities. »

Guernsey reviews corporate tax regime

Guernsey reviews corporate tax regime

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 15:58

Guernsey is reviewing its corporate tax regime in line with its agreed fiscal and economic strategy. »

CFTC and SEC issue joint report on regulatory harmonization

CFTC and SEC issue joint report on regulatory harmonization

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 11:07

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have issued a joint report identifying areas where the agencies’ regulatory schemes differ and recommending actions to address those differences, where appropriate. »

CFTC charges Florida resident and his Panamanian corporation with fraud and misappropriation

CFTC charges Florida resident and his Panamanian corporation with fraud and misappropriation

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 06:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed an enforcement action against Trader’s International Return Network (TIRN), a Panamanian corporation, and its president David Merrick of Apopka, Florida, charging them with solicitation fraud and misappropriation of customer funds involving at least USD16.4 million. »

Directive must not undermine benefits of investment companies, says AIC

Directive must not undermine benefits of investment companies, says AIC

Tue, 13/10/2009 - 13:45

The Association of Investment Companies says the proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fails to take account of the benefits the investment company structure provides for shareholders.  »

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