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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 04/02/2009 - 09:21

Federal judge Mark A. »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 »

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