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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'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 'portfolio pumping'

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'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 »

Ten more managers sign up to Hedge Fund Standards Board practices

Ten more managers sign up to Hedge Fund Standards Board practices

Tue, 14/10/2008 - 06:59

The Hedge Fund Standards Board has signed up 10 more hedge fund managers to its standards of best practice and says that including the board's 14 original members, its signatories now acco »

Hedgeweek Comment: After the ban

Hedgeweek Comment: After the ban

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 07:04

Last week, the temporary ban on short selling US financial stocks implemented by the Securities and Exchange Commission came to an end, greeted by a general consensus that it added to mark »

Industry initiative aims to harmonise hedge fund practices

Industry initiative aims to harmonise hedge fund practices

Mon, 13/10/2008 - 06:39

In a project bringing together some of the world's most prominent hedge fund and financial markets bodies, five groups representing managers and regulators have pooled their work on sound »

Unregulated funds give Jersey boost in turbulent times

Unregulated funds give Jersey boost in turbulent times

Fri, 10/10/2008 - 15:28

At a time when alternative funds are being blamed in some quarters for exacerbating the financial industry crisis, if not necessarily actually provoking it, and politicians throughout the world are »

Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Law firm Akin Gump opens office in Abu Dhabi

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:04

International law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, whose lawyers have been advising clients in the Middle East for decades, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emi »

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

New short selling rules will have little impact on 130/30 managers, says S&P

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:01

The restrictions imposed on short selling of financial stocks by regulators of markets throughout the world are not having a significant impact on managers of absolute return and 130/30 eq »

Comment: Steven F. Molo, Shearman & Sterling: Wrong, maybe. But is it a crime?

Comment: Steven F. Molo, Shearman & Sterling: Wrong, maybe. But is it a crime?

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 07:00

As the global financial crisis continues to unfold, governments will have a fundamental decision to make regarding how to address enforcement issues. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Does fund regulation matter?

Hedgeweek Comment: Does fund regulation matter?

Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:56

Last week Jersey Finance, the Channel Island's industry promotional agency, reported that 26 Unregulated Funds had been established in the nearly seven months since the introduction of the »

Iosco unveils proposed regulatory standards for funds of hedge funds

Iosco unveils proposed regulatory standards for funds of hedge funds

Tue, 07/10/2008 - 06:46

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published for public consultation a document entitled Proposed Elements of International Regulatory Standards on Funds of Hedge »

Jersey sees fund industry resilience in launch of 26 unregulated funds

Jersey sees fund industry resilience in launch of 26 unregulated funds

Fri, 03/10/2008 - 13:47

The launch of 26 unregulated funds in Jersey since their introduction on February 19 this year represents a solid start for the unregulated regime despite a tricky market environment, acco »

Companies and institutions disagree on short selling ban, says Greenwich survey

Companies and institutions disagree on short selling ban, says Greenwich survey

Thu, 02/10/2008 - 06:37

A majority of institutional investors think the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Financial Services Authority and other global regulators should permit the short selling of fi »

Lehman asset management business acquired by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

Lehman asset management business acquired by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

Tue, 30/09/2008 - 07:26

Bain Capital Partners and Hellman & Friedman have concluded negotiations to acquire Neuberger Berman, the 69-year-old asset management firm, and the fixed income and some other alterna »

CFTC sues commodity pool manager over alleged USD5.8m fraud

CFTC sues commodity pool manager over alleged USD5.8m fraud

Mon, 29/09/2008 - 12:23

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Boca Raton, Florida-based Michael A. »

SEC wins hedge fund fraud case against head of Lancer Management Group

SEC wins hedge fund fraud case against head of Lancer Management Group

Mon, 29/09/2008 - 07:01

A US district court judge has granted a motion brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission for summary judgment against the main perpetrator of the multi-million-dollar Lancer hedge »

CFTC acts to revoke registration of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management

CFTC acts to revoke registration of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management

Fri, 26/09/2008 - 07:51

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed an action to revoke the registration of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management as a commodity pool operator after the company was conv »

Hong Kong regulator applauded for resisting pressure for short selling clampdown

Hong Kong regulator applauded for resisting pressure for short selling clampdown

Fri, 26/09/2008 - 07:48

The Hong Kong arm of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, has praised the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for ma »

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