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KPMG sees new blood reinvigorating hedge fund industry despite shake-out

KPMG sees new blood reinvigorating hedge fund industry despite shake-out

Fri, 05/12/2008 - 05:52

Next year will see the strong return of value investing, a shake-out in the hedge funds industry that will also see a welcome influx of new talent, changes to prime brokerage relationships »

Lenders take control of New Star Asset Management in debt-for-equity swap

Lenders take control of New Star Asset Management in debt-for-equity swap

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 15:57

A consortium of banks that loaned GBP300m to New Star Asset Management just before the credit crunch erupted is to take control of the company in a debt-for-equity swap that will see the a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Opportunity for a new EU fund jurisdiction?

Hedgeweek Comment: Opportunity for a new EU fund jurisdiction?

Thu, 04/12/2008 - 06:00

Despite opposition from two of the European Union's biggest fund jurisdictions, EU finance ministers have backed the introduction of a so-called passport for investment fund managers as pa »

CFTC allows Thai and Korean futures contracts to be sold in US

CFTC allows Thai and Korean futures contracts to be sold in US

Mon, 01/12/2008 - 06:02

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's office of general counsel has announced the issues of no-action letters allowing futures contracts based on Korean and Thai equity indices to be »

Comment: Coppicing the hedge - the FSA's update on anti-market abuse systems and controls

Comment: Coppicing the hedge - the FSA's update on anti-market abuse systems and controls

Thu, 27/11/2008 - 06:02

Steven Francis (photo) and Richard Burger, former FSA enforcement lawyers now with City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, say the UK regulator's latest report on anti-market abuse syst »

Commodities research firm ordered to pay USD150,000 to settle "hedge fund" fraud charges

Commodities research firm ordered to pay USD150,000 to settle "hedge fund" fraud charges

Wed, 26/11/2008 - 12:10

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a judgment against Aurifex Commodities Research Company of Mason, Michigan, requiring the company to pay USD30,000 in restitution a »

Iosco technical committee launches task forces on hedge funds and short selling

Iosco technical committee launches task forces on hedge funds and short selling

Tue, 25/11/2008 - 15:56

The technical committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has launched task forces to examine issues associated with short selling, unregulated financial markets »

SEC chairman calls meeting of international regulators to discuss short selling and derivatives

SEC chairman calls meeting of international regulators to discuss short selling and derivatives

Mon, 24/11/2008 - 06:02

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox has convened a teleconference meeting of the technical committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions on »

Hedgeweek Comment: All eyes on McCreevy

Hedgeweek Comment: All eyes on McCreevy

Mon, 24/11/2008 - 06:01

The French and German governments have been urging action for months to tackle what they see as a lack of constraints on hedge funds and their managers that has contributed to the global c »

Comment: Closure of the Kuwait Stock Exchange - panacea or aggravation?

Comment: Closure of the Kuwait Stock Exchange - panacea or aggravation?

Fri, 21/11/2008 - 06:01

Kuwait-based Global Investment House says that following the court-ordered suspension of the Kuwait Stock Exchange last week, the national authorities need to act decisively to restore inv »

AIMA issues updated guidance on insider dealing and market abuse

AIMA issues updated guidance on insider dealing and market abuse

Fri, 21/11/2008 - 06:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the industry body for the global hedge fund industry, has released its latest market ethics guidance note to members. »

President's Working Group to strengthen infrastructure for OTC derivatives

President's Working Group to strengthen infrastructure for OTC derivatives

Mon, 17/11/2008 - 16:08

The President's Working Group on Financial Markets has announced a series of initiatives to strengthen oversight and the infrastructure of the over-the-counter derivatives market.< »

Hedgeweek Comment: For hedge funds, little news from G20 is good news, so far

Hedgeweek Comment: For hedge funds, little news from G20 is good news, so far

Mon, 17/11/2008 - 05:58

The recommendations on hedge fund oversight of the G20 leaders meeting in Washington at the weekend, such as they were, were probably music to the ears of many fund managers. »

Europeans aim to publicise benefits of hedge funds through new interest group

Europeans aim to publicise benefits of hedge funds through new interest group

Thu, 13/11/2008 - 10:19

Preparations are underway for the creation of a new European hedge fund association, hedgemeetings.com, whose purpose will be to communicate the public utility of the industry in wealth cr »

Hedgeweek Comment: Emanuel&#039;s appointment offers reassurance to hedge fund industry

Hedgeweek Comment: Emanuel's appointment offers reassurance to hedge fund industry

Mon, 10/11/2008 - 06:10

US president-elect Barack Obama has asked Rahm Emanuel, a one-time aide in the Clinton White House, to be his chief of staff - a choice that is likely to reassure hedge fund managers, even »

Hedgeweek Comment: Garden state governor stands up for hedge fund investment

Hedgeweek Comment: Garden state governor stands up for hedge fund investment

Thu, 06/11/2008 - 05:53

It's not all hostility to hedge funds in the so-called blue states that helped deliver the US presidency to Barack Obama on Tuesday night. »

Hedgeweek Comment: New president, new hedge fund rules?

Hedgeweek Comment: New president, new hedge fund rules?

Wed, 05/11/2008 - 06:05

Last week the US Treasury Department formally dropped its proposals for anti-money laundering regulations governing the hedge fund industry. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Porsche manoeuvre puts squeeze on German markets regulation

Hedgeweek Comment: Porsche manoeuvre puts squeeze on German markets regulation

Mon, 03/11/2008 - 05:49

It wasn't as if hedge fund managers needed another reason to dislike Germany, what with its insistent calls for increased regulation of the industry, but last week's game played by luxury »

UK investment companies welcome disclosure plans for contracts for difference

UK investment companies welcome disclosure plans for contracts for difference

Tue, 28/10/2008 - 05:50

The UK's Association of Investment Companies has welcomed the publication by the Financial Services Authority of proposals that will require the disclosure of contracts for difference and »

Markit and Creditex announce final results of Washington Mutual credit event auction

Markit and Creditex announce final results of Washington Mutual credit event auction

Tue, 28/10/2008 - 05:47

Markit and Creditex, in partnership with 14 credit derivative dealers, have conducted a credit event auction to facilitate the settlement of credit derivative trades referencing Washington »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds bear brunt of party games

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge funds bear brunt of party games

Tue, 28/10/2008 - 05:42

It was only a matter of time, wasn't it? »

Hedgeweek Comment: SEC may take a leaf from UK&#039;s book

Hedgeweek Comment: SEC may take a leaf from UK's book

Mon, 27/10/2008 - 06:04

The chief executive of the UK's Financial Services Authority, Hector Sants, may have seen his comment about hedge funds not needing additional regulation splashed all over the UK media, bu »

CFTC applauds prosecution of commodity pool fraudster

CFTC applauds prosecution of commodity pool fraudster

Mon, 27/10/2008 - 05:54

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has commended the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia for the successful prosecution of Ted James Johnson of Pearisburg, Virg »

Hedgeweek Comment: Capital requirements move up the agenda

Hedgeweek Comment: Capital requirements move up the agenda

Thu, 23/10/2008 - 07:03

Capital adequacy requirements is a topic that lately may have become lost amid the chaos of the financial markets, but now the Alternative Investment Management Association says the hedge »

FSA eases short selling reporting requirement after review

FSA eases short selling reporting requirement after review

Thu, 23/10/2008 - 06:53

The UK's Financial Services Authority has eased its reporting requirement for short sales following a review but otherwise plans to make no changes to the regime, which bars the taking of »

Aima issues new capital adequacy guidance to UK hedge fund managers

Aima issues new capital adequacy guidance to UK hedge fund managers

Wed, 22/10/2008 - 20:17

The London-based hedge fund industry body, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has issued updated guidance to its members on how to implement an internal capital adequacy as »

Hedgeweek Comment: Aussie regulator hesitates to lift short-selling ban

Hedgeweek Comment: Aussie regulator hesitates to lift short-selling ban

Wed, 22/10/2008 - 07:01

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission yesterday extended the ban on covered short-selling for non-financial stocks until November 19, but announced that its ban on shorting »

SEC charges San Francisco hedge fund manager with &#039;portfolio pumping&#039;

SEC charges San Francisco hedge fund manager with 'portfolio pumping'

Fri, 17/10/2008 - 19:46

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged San Francisco investment adviser MedCap Management & Research and its principal, Charles Frederick Toney, with reporting misleadin »

Hedgeweek Comment: The Italian job

Hedgeweek Comment: The Italian job

Thu, 16/10/2008 - 06:42

Suggestions from Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti that Italy could push for the abolition of hedge funds has the industry baffled. »

MFA and Aima rebut Italian minister&#039;s call for abolition of hedge funds

MFA and Aima rebut Italian minister's call for abolition of hedge funds

Wed, 15/10/2008 - 17:56

International hedge fund industry bodies, the Managed Funds Association and Alternative Investment Management Association, have reacted swiftly to comments by Italian Finance Minister Giul »

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