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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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