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SEC charges Caribbean cricket sponsor Allen Stanford with USD8bn fraud

SEC charges Caribbean cricket sponsor Allen Stanford with USD8bn fraud

Wed, 18/02/2009 - 06:49

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Robert Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire who has come to prominence worldwide as a sponsor o »

New anti-money laundering and terrorist financing code of practice for BVI funds

New anti-money laundering and terrorist financing code of practice for BVI funds

Thu, 12/02/2009 - 16:00

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has published what law firm Harney Westwood & Riegels says are significant changes to the BVI's anti-money laundering and te »

Regulators and market conditions "will bring tighter controls on sensitive files"

Regulators and market conditions "will bring tighter controls on sensitive files"

Thu, 12/02/2009 - 11:48

Facing extreme market conditions and imminent regulatory changes, banks and hedge funds need to adapt to changes in transparency, risk management and diffusion, according to a report fr »

Comment: SEC looks to electronic oversight of alternative funds

Comment: SEC looks to electronic oversight of alternative funds

Wed, 11/02/2009 - 06:01

Following the beating taken by the reputation of the Securities and Exchange Commission over its failure to detect Bernard Madoff's USD50bn Ponzi scheme and or the faults in the risk model »

SEC submits proposed settlement with Madoff for court approval

SEC submits proposed settlement with Madoff for court approval

Tue, 10/02/2009 - 06:05

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has submitted to judge Louis L. Stanton, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, the consent of Bernard L. »

UK regulator proposes public disclosure of short selling for all stocks

UK regulator proposes public disclosure of short selling for all stocks

Mon, 09/02/2009 - 06:03

The Financial Services Authority has proposed expanding its disclosure rule covering short positions in financial stocks into a general short selling public disclosure requirement for all »

Comment: Time for comment on FSA's short-selling proposal

Comment: Time for comment on FSA's short-selling proposal

Mon, 09/02/2009 - 05:58

With the financial sector as a whole awaiting a regulatory clampdown following the mayhem of the past 18 months, the UK's Financial Services Authority has unveiled proposals to extend the »

Comment: SEC's tarnished reputation is a test for Obama

Comment: SEC's tarnished reputation is a test for Obama

Thu, 05/02/2009 - 06:00

The new US president already has a headache in the tainted reputation of the Securities and Exchange Commission. »

Aima responds to European Commission consultation paper on hedge funds

Aima responds to European Commission consultation paper on hedge funds

Wed, 04/02/2009 - 16:01

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the trade body for the global hedge fund industry, has responded to the European Commission's consultation paper on hedge funds and ca »

Florida judge orders Nadel to face SEC charges in New York

Florida judge orders Nadel to face SEC charges in New York

Wed, 04/02/2009 - 09:21

Federal judge Mark A. »

Majority of US hedge funds already registered with SEC

Majority of US hedge funds already registered with SEC

Tue, 03/02/2009 - 16:01

The majority of US-based hedge fund management firms are currently registered as investment advisors with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a report by Chicago-based ind »

Comment: Hedge fund regulation moves a step closer in the US

Comment: Hedge fund regulation moves a step closer in the US

Mon, 02/02/2009 - 05:58

Two senior US senators, Michigan Democrat Carl Levin and Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, have taken the first steps toward the inevitable introduction of regulation of US hedge funds and »

Hedge fund managers tell UK parliamentarians industry is not to blame

Hedge fund managers tell UK parliamentarians industry is not to blame

Wed, 28/01/2009 - 06:06

Leading members of the hedge fund industry have seized the opportunity to tell UK members of parliament that their industry is not to blame for the meltdown of the global financial industr »

Comment: Time for an end to hedge fund scapegoating

Comment: Time for an end to hedge fund scapegoating

Wed, 28/01/2009 - 06:01

A hearing with UK members of parliament yesterday gave hedge fund managers and industry representatives the opportunity to reiterate the view that the problems of the world's financial mar »

Comment: McCreevy leads from the front

Comment: McCreevy leads from the front

Tue, 27/01/2009 - 06:01

In a resolute move, the European Commission has adopted a set of measures to strengthen the supervisory framework for EU financial markets in order to improve supervisory co-operation and »

Comment: Regulating hedge funds won't put the world to rights

Comment: Regulating hedge funds won't put the world to rights

Mon, 26/01/2009 - 05:58

The regulatory powers on both sides of the Atlantic are proposing sweeping changes to broaden oversight in the financial system. »

Steel Partners faces lawsuit over transformation of fund into public holding company

Steel Partners faces lawsuit over transformation of fund into public holding company

Fri, 16/01/2009 - 06:03

New York-based activist hedge fund manager Steel Partners is facing legal action from investors after announcing plans to merge Steel Partners II fund into an industrial holding company an »

Litigation funding management firm aims to capitalise on UK market turmoil

Litigation funding management firm aims to capitalise on UK market turmoil

Thu, 15/01/2009 - 05:56

ILF and IGS Group have announced the launch of Independent Litigation Funding, a joint venture partnership that aims to raise finance for the wave of corporate litigation cases they exp »

International Centre for Financial Regulation launched in London

International Centre for Financial Regulation launched in London

Tue, 13/01/2009 - 12:00

The International Centre for Financial Regulation, an independent global research institute focused on financial regulation, has been launched in the City of London, headed by chief exe »

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Hedge fund industry opposes US rule on circulation of rumours

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 12:00

The hedge fund industry is concerned that a proposed Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule designed to prevent the intentional circulation of rumours for the purpose of manipulating »

Comment: Will Germany fix its capital markets regulation now?

Comment: Will Germany fix its capital markets regulation now?

Wed, 07/01/2009 - 05:58

Yesterday evening it was revealed that German billionaire Adolf Merckle, 74, had committed suicide on Monday night, apparently throwing himself in front of a train on a line near his home »

Comment: FSA proposals offer cold comfort to short sellers

Comment: FSA proposals offer cold comfort to short sellers

Tue, 06/01/2009 - 06:01

One would have thought that the Financial Services Authority's proposal yesterday not to renew its ban on the short selling of UK financial sector stocks would be welcomed by hedge fund ma »

FSA announces end to short-selling ban but plans to extend disclosure regime

FSA announces end to short-selling ban but plans to extend disclosure regime

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 21:00

The Financial Services Authority has announced that it is not proposing to renew its ban on the short-selling of the stocks of UK financial sector companies, which is due to expire on Janu »

SEC halts USD23m Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud targeting Haitian-American investors

SEC halts USD23m Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud targeting Haitian-American investors

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to halt an alleged Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud that collected more than USD23m from thousands of investors »

Comment: Happy new short-selling ban extension!

Comment: Happy new short-selling ban extension!

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

'Ring out the old, ring in the new' is a new year catchphrase that may well be apposite for most financial sector players in 2009, but hedge fund managers may well find themselves facing m »

Aima promises close co-operation with policy makers in 2009

Aima promises close co-operation with policy makers in 2009

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 05:58

The new chairman of hedge fund industry body the Alternative Investment Management Association has promised full and active co-operation with policy makers and regulators to facilitate the »

US court orders Swiss firm to pay over USD9m in commodity fraud action

US court orders Swiss firm to pay over USD9m in commodity fraud action

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:58

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that Jörg Heierle, of Miami Beach, Florida, and INH-Interholding of Switzerland and Miami Beach, have been found jointly a »

Comment: Madoff offers an extremely expensive lesson in due diligence

Comment: Madoff offers an extremely expensive lesson in due diligence

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 06:00

Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, managing partner of investment management consultancy Laven Partners, says that the fraud apparently perpetrated by Bernard Madoff lays bare »

UK hedge fund managers call for "reasoned" short-selling regime

UK hedge fund managers call for "reasoned" short-selling regime

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 16:02

Short selling is not per se a significant contributor to market instability, according to a survey of senior managers at hedge fund firms in London commissioned by IMS Consulting.< »

Comment: Who&#039;s afraid of an offshore jurisdictions review?

Comment: Who's afraid of an offshore jurisdictions review?

Wed, 10/12/2008 - 05:57

Following controversy in the UK over the lack of deposit protection for savers who had placed their money with subsidiaries of failed Icelandic banks in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Ma »

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