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FSA announces end to short-selling ban but plans to extend disclosure regime

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 21:00

The Financial Services Authority has announced that it is not proposing to renew its ban on the short-selling of the stocks of UK financial sector companies, which is due to expire on Janu »

SEC halts USD23m Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud targeting Haitian-American investors

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order to halt an alleged Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud that collected more than USD23m from thousands of investors »

Comment: Happy new short-selling ban extension!

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 06:00

'Ring out the old, ring in the new' is a new year catchphrase that may well be apposite for most financial sector players in 2009, but hedge fund managers may well find themselves facing m »

Aima promises close co-operation with policy makers in 2009

Mon, 05/01/2009 - 05:58

The new chairman of hedge fund industry body the Alternative Investment Management Association has promised full and active co-operation with policy makers and regulators to facilitate the »

US court orders Swiss firm to pay over USD9m in commodity fraud action

Wed, 24/12/2008 - 11:58

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that Jörg Heierle, of Miami Beach, Florida, and INH-Interholding of Switzerland and Miami Beach, have been found jointly a »

Comment: Madoff offers an extremely expensive lesson in due diligence

Mon, 22/12/2008 - 06:00

Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, managing partner of investment management consultancy Laven Partners, says that the fraud apparently perpetrated by Bernard Madoff lays bare »

UK hedge fund managers call for "reasoned" short-selling regime

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 16:02

Short selling is not per se a significant contributor to market instability, according to a survey of senior managers at hedge fund firms in London commissioned by IMS Consulting.< »

Comment: Who's afraid of an offshore jurisdictions review?

Wed, 10/12/2008 - 05:57

Following controversy in the UK over the lack of deposit protection for savers who had placed their money with subsidiaries of failed Icelandic banks in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Ma »

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Thu, 13/11/2008 - 10:19

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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