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Bermuda streamlines company and partnership legislation

Bermuda streamlines company and partnership legislation

Thu, 16/07/2009 - 17:13

The Bermuda House of Assembly has passed six bills which aim to improve the operations of businesses in Bermuda, according to an update by Fiona Gores of international law firm Appleby. »

Bermuda reports progress in enhancing financial regulation

Bermuda reports progress in enhancing financial regulation

Wed, 15/07/2009 - 13:13

The Bermuda Monetary Authority says it made significant progress toward enhancing the regulatory framework for Bermuda's financial services industry during 2008. »

MFA commends CDS working group report

MFA commends CDS working group report

Tue, 14/07/2009 - 13:06

The Managed Funds Association has commended a working group paper analyzing US and European credit default swap clearing solutions. »

Aima welcomes white paper on reforming financial markets

Aima welcomes white paper on reforming financial markets

Fri, 10/07/2009 - 07:07

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed comments about the hedge fund industry contained in the Treasury's white paper on reforming financial markets. »

Offshore law firm Appleby opens in Bahrain

Offshore law firm Appleby opens in Bahrain

Wed, 08/07/2009 - 12:45

Appleby, an offshore law firm, has opened a representative office in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  »

Island sees new opening to attract hedge fund managers

Island sees new opening to attract hedge fund managers

Mon, 06/07/2009 - 15:05

Industry professionals say that while Jersey's fund services sector is continuing to develop impressively, with a growing waiting list of would-be fund administrators seeking authorisation from the »

Eurex supports EU communication on derivatives markets

Eurex supports EU communication on derivatives markets

Mon, 06/07/2009 - 12:26

The European Commission has adopted a Communication that aims to ensure efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets. »

ASIC consults on disclosure of substantial holdings

ASIC consults on disclosure of substantial holdings

Mon, 06/07/2009 - 07:13

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released a consultation paper on disclosure of substantial holdings arising from securities lending or prime broking. »

Icap welcomes proposals to improve OTC derivatives markets

Icap welcomes proposals to improve OTC derivatives markets

Mon, 06/07/2009 - 06:44

Icap, the interdealer broker, has welcomed the European Commission's proposals to ensure efficient, safe and sound over-the-counter derivatives markets. »

CFA Institute launches European Investors Working Group

CFA Institute launches European Investors Working Group

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 10:26

The European Investors Working Group has met for the first time in Brussels to set the agenda for the group's contribution towards creating an efficient, effective and globally competit »

Iosco consults on disclosure requirements for public offerings of ABS

Iosco consults on disclosure requirements for public offerings of ABS

Tue, 30/06/2009 - 06:44

The International Organization of Securities Commissions' technical committee has published a consultation paper on disclosure principles for public offerings and listings of asset-back »

Hedge fund community worried about regulatory reform, survey reveals

Hedge fund community worried about regulatory reform, survey reveals

Fri, 26/06/2009 - 16:55

Portfolio managers and executives of US hedge funds believe the industry can survive the economic turmoil, but the overriding concern - by a three-to-one margin - is that the government »

Aima welcomes Lord Turner's comments on draft directive

Aima welcomes Lord Turner's comments on draft directive

Thu, 25/06/2009 - 12:44

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed remarks by Jacques de Larosière, Lord Turner, Lord Myners and Sir James Sassoon on the European Commission's draft »

Aima welcomes Iosco hedge fund regulation principles

Aima welcomes Iosco hedge fund regulation principles

Tue, 23/06/2009 - 06:46

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the principles for hedge fund regulation published by the International Organization of Securities Commissions. »

Iosco publishes principles for hedge funds regulation

Iosco publishes principles for hedge funds regulation

Mon, 22/06/2009 - 16:24

The International Organization of Securities Commissions' technical committee has published six principles that aim to enable securities regulators to address the regulatory and systemi »

Iosco publishes principles for regulation of short selling

Iosco publishes principles for regulation of short selling

Mon, 22/06/2009 - 08:06

The International Organization of Securities Commissions' technical committee has published a final report containing high level principles for the effective regulation of short selling »

Hedge fund industry must start planning for impact of EC directive, says PwC

Hedge fund industry must start planning for impact of EC directive, says PwC

Wed, 17/06/2009 - 13:14

Hedge fund managers must start preparing for and considering the impact of a proposed EC Directive for Alternative Investment Fund Managers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' latest »

Comment: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Comment: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Fri, 05/06/2009 - 09:19

Charlie McCreevy, the European Commissioner responsible - albeit reluctantly - for the draft EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, has announced plans for tighter regulatio »

MFA commits to reduce risk in OTC derivatives markets

MFA commits to reduce risk in OTC derivatives markets

Wed, 03/06/2009 - 16:52

The Managed Funds Association is joining major derivatives dealers and buy-side institutions in presenting a letter to global industry regulators that establishes new commitments to add »

FSA proposes to extend short selling disclosure regime

FSA proposes to extend short selling disclosure regime

Mon, 01/06/2009 - 15:25

The Financial Services Authority is proposing to extend the current disclosure regime for significant net short positions in the stocks of UK financial sector companies, due to expire o »

Aima welcomes lifting of Australian short selling ban

Aima welcomes lifting of Australian short selling ban

Wed, 27/05/2009 - 12:11

The Alternative Investment Management Association has welcomed the lifting of the Australian short selling ban. »

Aima plans to mobilise hedge fund industry on EC directive

Aima plans to mobilise hedge fund industry on EC directive

Wed, 27/05/2009 - 07:33

The Alternative Investment Management Association says it plans to mobilise the world's hedge fund industry on the European Commission's draft directive for Alternative Investment Fund »

Aima criticises drafting of hedge fund directive

Aima criticises drafting of hedge fund directive

Tue, 26/05/2009 - 16:20

The Alternative Investment Management Association says it is 'very concerned' about the manner in which the European Commission's directive on the industry has been drafted. »

Aima Australia hails end of short selling ban for financial stocks

Aima Australia hails end of short selling ban for financial stocks

Mon, 25/05/2009 - 11:58

The Australian arm of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the hedge fund industry body, has welcomed the lifting on Monday by the Australian Securities and Investment Commis »

Comment: Does Ucits already do the trick?

Comment: Does Ucits already do the trick?

Fri, 22/05/2009 - 07:01

Last month the European Commission rolled out its draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, which is designed to bring order and regulation to the supposedly chaotic and stabil »

FRSGlobal to offer regulatory reporting service for hedge funds

FRSGlobal to offer regulatory reporting service for hedge funds

Tue, 19/05/2009 - 07:16

FRSGlobal, a provider of risk and regulatory compliance solutions, is preparing to work with the hedge fund industry to help it comply with the new wave of global regulations expected t »

CFTC seeks comment on adjusted net capital proposal

CFTC seeks comment on adjusted net capital proposal

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 12:52

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved for publication in the Federal Register a proposal to amend requirements for minimum adjusted net capital for futures commission me »

MFA supports mandatory registration of investment advisers

MFA supports mandatory registration of investment advisers

Fri, 08/05/2009 - 13:03

The Managed Funds Association has announced its support for mandatory registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission of investment advisers, including advisers to private pool »

Regulatory changes to impact securities and investments industry

Regulatory changes to impact securities and investments industry

Thu, 07/05/2009 - 07:05

A research report by TowerGroup has outlined ten far-reaching regulatory changes facing the securities and investments industry in the next 24 months and beyond. »

EU directive will cost UK hedge fund industry GBP3bn, says Kinetic Partners

EU directive will cost UK hedge fund industry GBP3bn, says Kinetic Partners

Wed, 06/05/2009 - 17:15

Kinetic Partners, a regulatory consultancy to the UK hedge fund industry, estimates that the proposed EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers will cost the UK hedge fund in »

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