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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 »

Aima launches transparency initiative designed to counter systemic risk

Aima launches transparency initiative designed to counter systemic risk

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 17:04

Hedge fund industry trade body the Alternative Investment Management Association has announced that it will support the principle of full transparency and supervisory disclosure of systemi »

Comment: Hedge fund industry faces Darwinian future

Comment: Hedge fund industry faces Darwinian future

Tue, 24/02/2009 - 06:02

Hedge fund managers have more problems on their plate than just the fragile state of the markets, predictions that investor redemptions will continue well into this year and facing up to t »

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Wave of litigation could hit UK fund managers, says risk management firm

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:57

UK-based fund managers must take the initiative ahead of an impending wave of compensation claims against them from disgruntled investors, according to risk consultancy and internal aud »

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Aima expresses support for global initiative on hedge fund regulation

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 11:55

The London-based Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed support for global efforts to achieve a consensus on coherent regulation for hedge funds, but continues to emph »

Comment: European leaders ready to call time on laissez-faire model

Comment: European leaders ready to call time on laissez-faire model

Mon, 23/02/2009 - 06:00

At a meeting on Sunday, European leaders took steps toward a common position on oversight of financial markets and products, including hedge funds, and threatened to take action against 'u »

UBS to challenge enforcement of IRS "John Doe" summons

UBS to challenge enforcement of IRS "John Doe" summons

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 17:16

UBS is to challenge a civil action launched by the US Internal Revenue Service in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeking judicial enforcement of a civil &quo »

SEC serves papers on Allen Stanford over alleged multi-billion fraud

SEC serves papers on Allen Stanford over alleged multi-billion fraud

Fri, 20/02/2009 - 05:57

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire and sports sponsor who has been accused or orchestrating a multi-billon-dollar investment fr »

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