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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 »

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 »

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