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CFTC amends ICE Futures Europe's foreign access relief

CFTC amends ICE Futures Europe's foreign access relief

Fri, 21/08/2009 - 16:56

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has made further amendments to the terms under which ICE Futures Europe is permitted to make its electronic trading and order matching system »

AACG launches fraud detection product

AACG launches fraud detection product

Thu, 20/08/2009 - 16:48

Advanced Analytical Consulting Group has launched Scientific Fraud Detection, a product that aims to help funds monitor regulatory compliance and identify fraudulent behaviour. »

Private sector gives strong but cautious support for regulatory reform

Private sector gives strong but cautious support for regulatory reform

Thu, 06/08/2009 - 12:46

Companies and financial institutions around the world have expressed strong levels of support for many of the key components of financial regulation reform proposed by governments in th »

Alternatives directive could cost pension industry EUR25bn a year

Alternatives directive could cost pension industry EUR25bn a year

Tue, 04/08/2009 - 12:33

The Alternative Investment Management Association has warned that the European Commission's draft directive on alternative investment fund managers could cost Europe's pension fund indu »

Martin Currie achieves conformity with HFSB best practices

Martin Currie achieves conformity with HFSB best practices

Mon, 03/08/2009 - 07:11

Martin Currie Investment Management has attained conformity with the Hedge Fund Standards Board's best practices for hedge fund managers. »

Isitc finalises OTC derivatives market practice

Isitc finalises OTC derivatives market practice

Wed, 29/07/2009 - 16:50

The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication has released a market practice that aims to address the challenge of increasing over-the-counter trading v »

FSA's failures could lead to a winter of discontent, says think-tank

FSA's failures could lead to a winter of discontent, says think-tank

Tue, 28/07/2009 - 17:12

The Financial Services Authority's attempts to set and communicate an actionable implementation plan for liquidity risk have so far failed, according to the results of three surveys by »

Aima warns of global impact of EU alternatives directive

Aima warns of global impact of EU alternatives directive

Mon, 27/07/2009 - 13:06

The Alternative Investment Management Association has warned that the European Commission's draft directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers would hit fund managers and investors »

HedgeOp launches SEC registration support service

HedgeOp launches SEC registration support service

Mon, 27/07/2009 - 11:07

HedgeOp Compliance has launched its ADVassist hedge fund adviser registration service. »

Bermuda passes company and partnership legislation

Bermuda passes company and partnership legislation

Wed, 22/07/2009 - 11:39

The Bermuda government has passed a series of legislative amendments to improve the efficiency of international business in Bermuda.  »

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 »

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Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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