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Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Thu, 16/04/2009 - 07:00

Seven members of a church in Queens, New York, have been charged with fraud for allegedly misappropriating USD12m from would-be hedge fund investors. »

Hedge Fund Standards Board targets 100 members as more managers sign up

Hedge Fund Standards Board targets 100 members as more managers sign up

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 12:47

The Hedge Funds Standards Board is aiming to pass the milestone of 100 members by the end of this year after the addition of 13 more managers brought the total to 45 at the end of last »

Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 06:57

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published and invited comment on a choice of five alternative proposals that it is considering in an effort to restrict what is perceived as a »

SEC seeks comments on short sale price test and circuit breaker restrictions

SEC seeks comments on short sale price test and circuit breaker restrictions

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 12:59

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to seek public comment on whether short sale price restrictions or circuit breaker restrictions should be imposed and whethe »

Three settlements market practices finalised

Three settlements market practices finalised

Tue, 07/04/2009 - 17:00

The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication has announced that the Settlements Working Group has developed three new market practices for implementati »

Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:59

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has welcomed the statement of the G20 as an endorsement of its recent work to close the regulatory gaps in financial securities »

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:54

Robert Mellor, UK hedge fund leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says the G20 communiqué is unclear as to whether the aim is to have further regulation and oversight of hedge funds »

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 12:57

Proposed revisions to the 'fair value' accounting standard, FAS 157, would weaken the standard and create inconsistencies in valuations, according to Espen Robak, president of Pluris Va »

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Industry welcomes G20's focus on financial stability, but says funds not to blame

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:03

Hedge fund industry representatives have welcomed the agreement among the G20 leaders in London to work toward stabilisation of the global financial system and emphasised the role the indu »

Comment: The devil's still in the details

Comment: The devil's still in the details

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:02

The G20 summit has reached its conclusion with a united front, after a last-minute squabble with China about whether Hong Kong and Macau should be classified as tax havens, and it's now of »

Comment: Will hedge funds quit London?

Comment: Will hedge funds quit London?

Mon, 30/03/2009 - 06:59

The writing is on the wall (or at least in the press). »

Comment: Regulatory challenges for fund managers

Comment: Regulatory challenges for fund managers

Fri, 27/03/2009 - 06:00

Financial Services Authority asset management sector leader Dan Waters outlines the scope of the Turner Review, the FSA's view on the appropriate regulatory framework for hedge funds, a »

CFTC publishes concept release on review of exemptions for swap dealers

CFTC publishes concept release on review of exemptions for swap dealers

Wed, 25/03/2009 - 12:07

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published a concept release aimed at bringing greater transparency and accountability to the derivatives marketplace. »

Aima responds to Iosco's short selling proposals

Aima responds to Iosco's short selling proposals

Mon, 23/03/2009 - 16:11

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published its response to the proposals on short selling by the Iosco Task Force on Short Selling. »

Jersey signs tax information exchange agreement with France

Jersey signs tax information exchange agreement with France

Mon, 23/03/2009 - 16:03

Jersey's chief minister has signed a tax information exchange agreement with France, as part of the island's ongoing commitment that began with Jersey's first TIEA, signed with the US i »

Iosco consults on regulatory approach to short selling

Iosco consults on regulatory approach to short selling

Mon, 23/03/2009 - 11:57

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a report containing proposed principles designed to help develop a more consistent international approach to the r »

PricewaterhouseCoopers named as liquidator of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund

PricewaterhouseCoopers named as liquidator of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund

Mon, 23/03/2009 - 06:02

Insolvency practitioners from PricewaterhouseCoopers have been appointed as liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund, a hedge fund specialising in fixed income investments. »

Iosco publishes hedge funds oversight recommendations

Iosco publishes hedge funds oversight recommendations

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 05:56

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a consultation paper containing preliminary findings and recommended regulatory approaches to mitigate risks assoc »

Aima and CBI react to Turner Review

Aima and CBI react to Turner Review

Wed, 18/03/2009 - 16:02

Lord Turner has published his review of financial regulation, stating that regulators and central banks need to gather better macro-prudential information on hedge fund activities. »

Comment: EU hedge fund law due in April

Comment: EU hedge fund law due in April

Wed, 18/03/2009 - 06:00

Hedge fund managers will be waiting on tenterhooks next month to see what kind of regulations the European Union will propose to impose on the hedge fund and private equity sectors, after »

Aima welcomes G20 ministers' endorsement of hedge fund manager regulation

Aima welcomes G20 ministers' endorsement of hedge fund manager regulation

Mon, 16/03/2009 - 15:58

The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed its satisfaction with the approach to registration and regulation of hedge fund managers endorsed by finance ministers of »

Anderson Kill & Olick files class action against Westgate Capital Management

Anderson Kill & Olick files class action against Westgate Capital Management

Wed, 11/03/2009 - 12:04

New York law firm Anderson Kill & Olick has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals and entities that invested with the investment firm of Westgate Capital Management »

Jersey to sign tax information exchange agreement with UK

Jersey to sign tax information exchange agreement with UK

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 16:00

Jersey is to sign a tax information exchange agreement with the UK as part of the island's commitment to exchange of information in criminal tax matters that began with its first TIEA, »

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:02

Jeremy Berchem, a specialist in company and banking law at Jersey law firm Voisin, says the review of offshore financial centres ordered by the British government - the latest in a long li »

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:00

Germany's relationship with the private equity industry has long been an uneasy one, even before Social Democrat minister Franz Müntefering famously described private equity firms as »

Australian regulator extends ban on covered short selling of financial securities

Australian regulator extends ban on covered short selling of financial securities

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 16:17

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has announced it will keep the ban on covered short selling of financial securities in place until 31 May but will keep its position »

CFTC and FSA welcome proposals to boost regulation of commodity futures

CFTC and FSA welcome proposals to boost regulation of commodity futures

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 11:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the UK's Financial Services Authority have welcomed proposals published by the technical committee of the International Organisation of S »

Iosco publishes recommendations to enhance commodity futures markets oversight

Iosco publishes recommendations to enhance commodity futures markets oversight

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 05:53

The technical committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published its final report on commodity futures markets, which contains recommendations to improv »

Comment: Assessing Obama's tax haven crackdown

Comment: Assessing Obama's tax haven crackdown

Thu, 05/03/2009 - 05:58

Hedge fund managers will inevitably be keeping a close eye on developments as Barack Obama's administration pledges support for legislation introduced on Monday in the US Congress to crack »

Early CfD disclosure will protect investors, says AIC

Early CfD disclosure will protect investors, says AIC

Wed, 04/03/2009 - 11:52

The Association of Investment Companies has welcomed the decision of the UK's Financial Services Authority to bring forward the implementation of disclosure of significant contract for »

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