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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 »

Aima publishes guide for funds of hedge funds managers

Aima publishes guide for funds of hedge funds managers

Wed, 06/05/2009 - 17:08

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published a Guide to Sound Practices for Funds of Hedge Funds Managers.   »

NIRI members support SEC's proposed short sale reforms

NIRI members support SEC's proposed short sale reforms

Wed, 06/05/2009 - 07:12

The National Investor Relations Institute, the largest association of public company investor relations professionals, says a significant majority of members responding to a recent surv »

EU directive misguided, says PwC

EU directive misguided, says PwC

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 13:15

The publication of the EU's proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers could risk forcing the alternative asset management industry into radical restructuring, Pricewate »

European proposals a major threat to investment companies, says AIC

European proposals a major threat to investment companies, says AIC

Mon, 04/05/2009 - 07:04

The Association of Investment Companies has criticised European proposals for the regulation of alternative investment fund managers, saying they are very damaging to the interests of i »

Law firm Maurice Turnor Gardner launches

Law firm Maurice Turnor Gardner launches

Fri, 01/05/2009 - 17:09

Law firm Maurice Turnor Gardner has launched with a team of 23, formerly the private client department of international legal practice Allen & Overy, covering private wealth, profes »

Directive could harm international competitiveness, says Berlin business school

Directive could harm international competitiveness, says Berlin business school

Fri, 01/05/2009 - 12:58

The European Commission's proposed directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers risks creating an administrative structure that will harm the international competitiveness of the f »

Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

Comment: Regulate in haste, repent at leisure

Fri, 01/05/2009 - 07:00

When a piece of legislation is so roundly criticised on all sides as the European Commission's proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, attacked by the alternative fund »

IMA welcomes distribution opportunities for non-Ucits funds

IMA welcomes distribution opportunities for non-Ucits funds

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 16:59

The Investment Management Association has welcomed new rules to allow fund managers to distribute non-Ucits funds to professional investors in EU member states. »

Hedge fund manager banned and fined GBP35,000 by FSA

Hedge fund manager banned and fined GBP35,000 by FSA

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 07:04

The UK's Financial Services Authority has banned and fined Loic Albert Antoine Montserret, a former portfolio manager at BlueCrest Capital Management, GBP35,000 for deliberately mismark »

Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Comment: Alternative fund proposals set to prompt new EU bickering

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 07:00

Hedge fund managers are set to face a new layer of regulation at European Union level, amid a global regulatory clampdown on the financial industry in response to the financial crisis of t »

Hong Kong regulator freezes hedge fund assets as fraud suspicion grows

Hong Kong regulator freezes hedge fund assets as fraud suspicion grows

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 06:58

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has commenced proceedings against 11 defendants seeking the appointment of administrators and injunction orders over a group of companies »

One-size-fits-all regulation may not work for all EU alternative managers, says KPMG

One-size-fits-all regulation may not work for all EU alternative managers, says KPMG

Wed, 29/04/2009 - 14:58

Professional services firm KPMG has warned that the European Commission's proposals for 'one-size-fits-all' regulation of alternative investment managers based within the European Union ma »

Aima steps up criticism of "ill-considered" EU directive on alternative managers

Aima steps up criticism of "ill-considered" EU directive on alternative managers

Wed, 29/04/2009 - 14:20

Hedge fund industry trade body the Alternative Investment Management Association has renewed its attack on the European Union's proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive foll »

Guernsey legal resources go online

Guernsey legal resources go online

Tue, 28/04/2009 - 07:02

Guernsey has launched the Island's first legal resources website - which is a joint initiative betw »

Hennessee Group recommends ways to reduce hedge fund fraud

Hennessee Group recommends ways to reduce hedge fund fraud

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 12:57

Hennessee Group, a consultant and adviser to direct investors in hedge funds, has re-released a summary of recommendations to reduce fraud and systemic risk in the hedge fund industry.& »

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 09:13

The Alternative Investment Management Association is already up in arms about the European Union's planned Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, even though the draft legislat »

Aima slates "flawed" EU directive on alternative asset managers

Aima slates "flawed" EU directive on alternative asset managers

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 12:43

The Alternative Investment Management Association has condemned as 'flawed' the European Commission's proposals for regulating alternative investment fund managers, which are due to be »

Sifma and ESF welcome UK's asset-backed securities guarantee scheme

Sifma and ESF welcome UK's asset-backed securities guarantee scheme

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 06:50

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, together with its affiliate the European Securitisation Forum, have welcomed HM Treasury's announcement of the UK Government's »

Beware unintended consequences of hedge fund regulation, says KPMG

Beware unintended consequences of hedge fund regulation, says KPMG

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 06:46

KPMG has warned the hedge fund industry to beware the unintended consequences of the announcement that HM Treasury will release a paper endorsing the regulation of 'all important instit »

Progress report from Michael Foot welcomed by Isle of Man

Progress report from Michael Foot welcomed by Isle of Man

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 13:03

The Isle of Man's Chief Minister Tony Brown has welcomed the progress report submitted by Michael Foot to the UK Chancellor Alistair Darling. »

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