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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 »

BVI regulator introduces Annual Returns for domiciled investment funds

BVI regulator introduces Annual Returns for domiciled investment funds

Fri, 26/09/2008 - 07:40

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has announced the creation of a new Annual Return regime for BVI investment funds. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Here comes the litigation wave

Hedgeweek Comment: Here comes the litigation wave

Tue, 23/09/2008 - 07:01

One of the few sectors that have not really been hit hard by the credit crunch is the legal profession - at least its litigation specialists. »

Hedge fund industry groups warn of unintended consequences from short-selling bans

Hedge fund industry groups warn of unintended consequences from short-selling bans

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 07:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, says it fully supports the desire of governments and financial regulators in the US and »

Hedgeweek Comment: Short selling ban not the solution

Hedgeweek Comment: Short selling ban not the solution

Mon, 22/09/2008 - 07:56

Sticks and stones may break their bones but banning will never hurt them. »

FSA introduces ban on short selling of financial stocks

FSA introduces ban on short selling of financial stocks

Fri, 19/09/2008 - 07:01

In the wake of the market meltdown that precipitated the sale of UK mortgage bank HBOS to Lloyds TSB, the Financial Services Authority has introduced new provisions to the Code of Market C »

Hedge fund liquidations rise more than 15 per cent in first half, says HFR

Hedge fund liquidations rise more than 15 per cent in first half, says HFR

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 16:54

Volatile financial markets continued to impact the hedge fund industry in the second quarter of the year, contributing to more than 180 hedge fund liquidations, according to Chicago-based »

Aima opposes ban on short selling as cure for financial market volatility

Aima opposes ban on short selling as cure for financial market volatility

Thu, 18/09/2008 - 16:48

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, has spoken out against calls for a ban on short selling of bank stocks in the wake of t »

GLG Partners shifted funds' prime brokerage exposure away from Lehman

GLG Partners shifted funds' prime brokerage exposure away from Lehman

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 13:30

New York-listed hedge fund manager GLG partners says it had already taken steps to shift the prime brokerage exposure of its funds away from Lehman Brothers before the US investment bank f »

Hedgeweek Comment: Watered-down proposals still need improvement

Hedgeweek Comment: Watered-down proposals still need improvement

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 08:35

A European Parliament paper on regulation of the alternative investment industry, which had included controversial measures such as the forced disclosure of directors' remuneration, corpor »

Risk to financial institutions of investment bank failures overblown, say analysts

Risk to financial institutions of investment bank failures overblown, say analysts

Wed, 17/09/2008 - 07:03

The Chapter 11 filing of Lehman Brothers on Monday may have been a seismic event in the global financial markets, according to a report from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, but the »

Financial industry still in shock as US investment banking model crumbles

Financial industry still in shock as US investment banking model crumbles

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 23:40

Financial markets tumbled around the world during the week following the 'Black Sunday' for the US investment banking industry in which the third-largest investment bank, Merrill Lynch, wa »

Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish adds partners in London

Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish adds partners in London

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 18:58

Andrew Turner and Imran Sami have joined the London office of law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish as partners, strengthening the firm's expertise in areas including corporate transacti »

Hedgeweek Comment: Can't smell the coffee with a stiff upper lip

Hedgeweek Comment: Can't smell the coffee with a stiff upper lip

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 07:00

The classic characterisation of the British is the stiff upper lip that enables them to face misfortune bravely and resolutely. »

Hedge fund manager sanctioned by FSA for market abuse

Hedge fund manager sanctioned by FSA for market abuse

Tue, 09/09/2008 - 07:01

In a settlement reached with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Steven Harrison, a former hedge fund manager with Moore Capital Management, ag »

Hedge fund manager ordered to pay USD280m to defrauded investors

Hedge fund manager ordered to pay USD280m to defrauded investors

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 23:04

Hedge fund manager Paul Eustace of Ontario, Canada, has been ordered to pay more than USD279m in restitution and a USD12m civil penalty under a court order settling an enforcement action b »

Irish Stock Exchange unveils new listing regime for Super Sophisticated Investor Funds

Irish Stock Exchange unveils new listing regime for Super Sophisticated Investor Funds

Tue, 19/08/2008 - 06:45

The Irish Stock Exchange has introduced a listing regime for a new category of fund, the Super Sophisticated Investor Fund, as well as amending the existing listing regime for closed-ended »

Guernsey fund assets grow more slowly in second quarter

Guernsey fund assets grow more slowly in second quarter

Sat, 16/08/2008 - 11:43

The growth of funds domiciled or administered in Guernsey slowed in the second quarter of this year but the island's finance industry is continuing to perform robustly despite the credit c »

Hedgeweek Comment: Less talk, more action

Hedgeweek Comment: Less talk, more action

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 07:01

The collapse of a few hedge funds lately as a result of poor operational practices or even fraud has rekindled talk about best industry standards and self-policing among hedge funds and th »

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Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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