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Hong Kong regulator freezes hedge fund assets as fraud suspicion grows

Thu, 30/04/2009 - 06:58

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has commenced proceedings against 11 defendants seeking the appointment of administrators and injunction orders over a group of companies »

One-size-fits-all regulation may not work for all EU alternative managers, says KPMG

Wed, 29/04/2009 - 14:58

Professional services firm KPMG has warned that the European Commission's proposals for 'one-size-fits-all' regulation of alternative investment managers based within the European Union ma »

Aima steps up criticism of "ill-considered" EU directive on alternative managers

Wed, 29/04/2009 - 14:20

Hedge fund industry trade body the Alternative Investment Management Association has renewed its attack on the European Union's proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive foll »

Guernsey legal resources go online

Tue, 28/04/2009 - 07:02

Guernsey has launched the Island's first legal resources website - which is a joint initiative betw »

Hennessee Group recommends ways to reduce hedge fund fraud

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 12:57

Hennessee Group, a consultant and adviser to direct investors in hedge funds, has re-released a summary of recommendations to reduce fraud and systemic risk in the hedge fund industry.& »

Comment: Who's afraid of EU alternatives regulation?

Fri, 24/04/2009 - 09:13

The Alternative Investment Management Association is already up in arms about the European Union's planned Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, even though the draft legislat »

Aima slates "flawed" EU directive on alternative asset managers

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 12:43

The Alternative Investment Management Association has condemned as 'flawed' the European Commission's proposals for regulating alternative investment fund managers, which are due to be »

Sifma and ESF welcome UK's asset-backed securities guarantee scheme

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 06:50

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, together with its affiliate the European Securitisation Forum, have welcomed HM Treasury's announcement of the UK Government's »

Beware unintended consequences of hedge fund regulation, says KPMG

Thu, 23/04/2009 - 06:46

KPMG has warned the hedge fund industry to beware the unintended consequences of the announcement that HM Treasury will release a paper endorsing the regulation of 'all important instit »

Progress report from Michael Foot welcomed by Isle of Man

Wed, 22/04/2009 - 13:03

The Isle of Man's Chief Minister Tony Brown has welcomed the progress report submitted by Michael Foot to the UK Chancellor Alistair Darling. »

Positive action needed to boost competitiveness of UK funds industry, says KPMG

Tue, 21/04/2009 - 07:07

Consolidating a number of recent tax proposals in this year's Budget would boost the attractiveness of UK funds versus their offshore competitors, according to Rachel Hanger, investment »

Fair value revisions would hurt hedge fund industry, says Pluris

Mon, 20/04/2009 - 16:57

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 »

Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

Fri, 17/04/2009 - 07:01

For most of the past decade, the Cayman Islands have been the world's dominant offshore alternative fund domicile. »

Law changes to provide boost for Jersey funds sector, says Mourant

Thu, 16/04/2009 - 17:03

Jersey's funds industry is set to benefit from the introduction of new legislation this year which will offer more choice for fund promoters in how they structure their investment vehic »

Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Thu, 16/04/2009 - 07:00

Seven members of a church in Queens, New York, have been charged with fraud for allegedly misappropriating USD12m from would-be hedge fund investors. »

Hedge Fund Standards Board targets 100 members as more managers sign up

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 12:47

The Hedge Funds Standards Board is aiming to pass the milestone of 100 members by the end of this year after the addition of 13 more managers brought the total to 45 at the end of last »

Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 06:57

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published and invited comment on a choice of five alternative proposals that it is considering in an effort to restrict what is perceived as a »

SEC seeks comments on short sale price test and circuit breaker restrictions

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 12:59

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to seek public comment on whether short sale price restrictions or circuit breaker restrictions should be imposed and whethe »

Three settlements market practices finalised

Tue, 07/04/2009 - 17:00

The International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication has announced that the Settlements Working Group has developed three new market practices for implementati »

Iosco welcomes G20 communiqué

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:59

The International Organization of Securities Commissions has welcomed the statement of the G20 as an endorsement of its recent work to close the regulatory gaps in financial securities »

PwC hedge fund leader queries G20 pledge on hedge fund regulation

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 16:54

Robert Mellor, UK hedge fund leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says the G20 communiqué is unclear as to whether the aim is to have further regulation and oversight of hedge funds »

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

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

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?

Mon, 30/03/2009 - 06:59

The writing is on the wall (or at least in the press). »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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