Legal & Regulation

Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Thu, 17/07/2008 - 07:05

Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman has suggested a rescue plan to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which, he claims, will reduce leverage at the two government-sponsored but »

SEC clamps down on 'naked' short selling of key financial institution stocks

SEC clamps down on 'naked' short selling of key financial institution stocks

Wed, 16/07/2008 - 23:54

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an emergency order that it says is designed to enhance investor protection against so-called 'naked' short selling in the securities of mo »

Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Tue, 15/07/2008 - 10:02

Troubled times bring waves of rumours and speculation. But sometimes this goes too far, especially if it leads to something more serious, even illegal. »

Business as usual, says Channel Islands' Dawnay Day Milroy

Business as usual, says Channel Islands' Dawnay Day Milroy

Sun, 13/07/2008 - 22:33

Following reports that administrators are about to be called in at companies belonging to the UK-based Dawnay Day group, Channel Islands-based alternative investment manager Dawnay Day Mil »

CFTC amends no-action letter issued to Dubai exchange to curb oil price speculation

CFTC amends no-action letter issued to Dubai exchange to curb oil price speculation

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 06:58

The US futures regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has taken further steps to curb what it sees as damaging speculation on the pri »

Agreement with SEC to give Federal Reserve early warning data on securities firms

Agreement with SEC to give Federal Reserve early warning data on securities firms

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 11:49

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox and Federal Reserve System chairman Ben Bernanke have signed a memorandum of understanding between the two agencies that will de »

Hedgeweek Comment: Lesson still not learned

Hedgeweek Comment: Lesson still not learned

Tue, 08/07/2008 - 07:05

If ever there was a lesson to be learned from the spate of catastrophes precipitated by the credit crunch, it should be that mistakes made in the past should be remedied to prevent future »

Aima to develop sound practices guide for fund of hedge funds managers

Aima to develop sound practices guide for fund of hedge funds managers

Mon, 07/07/2008 - 16:15

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based hedge fund industry association, has announced plans to publish what it says will be the world's first global guide to s »

Hedgeweek Comment: Too much regulation can spoil the broth

Hedgeweek Comment: Too much regulation can spoil the broth

Thu, 03/07/2008 - 07:05

Yesterday saw another new rule announced by the Financial Services Authority but, in contrast to its earlier clampdown on short selling, this time the UK financial watchdog has done a full »

Financial Services Authority unveils new disclosure rules for contracts for difference

Financial Services Authority unveils new disclosure rules for contracts for difference

Wed, 02/07/2008 - 12:50

The UK's Financial Services Authority has unveiled new rules requiring holders of long stock positions through contracts for difference to disclose holdings above 3 per cent in order to ad »

Hedgeweek Comment: TCI and fellow activists may win through in Japan after all

Hedgeweek Comment: TCI and fellow activists may win through in Japan after all

Tue, 01/07/2008 - 19:09

Faced with sluggish growth and a backlash abroad against restrictive practices in its financial markets, Japan has set out plans to revitalise itself as a global financial centre. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Short selling of a different kind?

Hedgeweek Comment: Short selling of a different kind?

Mon, 30/06/2008 - 07:05

Last week, new rules from the UK's Financial Services Authority came into force under which hedge funds and other investors must reveal their positions when shorting firms that are in the »

Hedge Fund Standards Board appoints Antonio Borges as chairman

Hedge Fund Standards Board appoints Antonio Borges as chairman

Fri, 27/06/2008 - 13:08

The London-based Hedge Fund Standards Board has appointed Antonio Borges, a former vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs and dean of French business school Insead, as its first permanent chairman »

Jersey lawyer criticises inconsistency of EU money laundering 'white list'

Jersey lawyer criticises inconsistency of EU money laundering 'white list'

Fri, 27/06/2008 - 06:59

A Jersey lawyer specialising in the field of money laundering and financial services regulation has questioned the validity of the European Union's »

Hedgeweek Comment: Expro hearing outcome will indicate hedge fund clout

Hedgeweek Comment: Expro hearing outcome will indicate hedge fund clout

Thu, 26/06/2008 - 07:05

A court hearing to determine whether a consortium of three private equity firms should be allowed to complete their planned acquisition of oil services company Expro was adjourned on Monda »

US law firm expects more investor claims to follow indictment of Bear Stearns managers

US law firm expects more investor claims to follow indictment of Bear Stearns managers

Tue, 24/06/2008 - 14:59

New York law firm Klayman & Toskes believes that claims against Bear Stearns - now part of JP Morgan Chase - on behalf of investors in its High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies and H »

Hedgeweek Comment: Knife-edge vote

Hedgeweek Comment: Knife-edge vote

Tue, 24/06/2008 - 07:00

Many hedge fund observers will have their eyes on CSX's annual shareholders' meeting on June 25 - a meeting that takes place amid much wrangling between the US railway operator and its hed »

Hedgeweek Comment: The salesman and his toast

Hedgeweek Comment: The salesman and his toast

Mon, 23/06/2008 - 07:00

'The entire sub-prime market is toast,' read an e-mail between Ralph Tannin and Matthew Cioffi, two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers who stand accused of having known their portfoli »

Aima sought delay in implementation of FSA short-selling disclosure rules

Aima sought delay in implementation of FSA short-selling disclosure rules

Mon, 23/06/2008 - 02:08

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the international hedge fund industry association, has formally registered its concern with the UK's Financial Services Authority over th »

CFTC challenges FSA by imposing position limits on London crude oil contract

CFTC challenges FSA by imposing position limits on London crude oil contract

Wed, 18/06/2008 - 21:47

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced a series of restrictions on trading by US investors on the ICE Futures Europe market in London, setting up a potential jurisdictio »

CFTC obtains order against California-based commodity futures trader

CFTC obtains order against California-based commodity futures trader

Tue, 17/06/2008 - 10:50

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that James J. »

MFA responds to President's Working Group on best practices for hedge fund industry

MFA responds to President's Working Group on best practices for hedge fund industry

Tue, 17/06/2008 - 08:29

The US-based hedge fund industry body, the Managed Funds Association, has submitted responses to the best practices reports released in April by the asset managers' and investors' committe »

Hedgeweek Comment: FSA clampdown on short-selling no problem for hedge funds

Hedgeweek Comment: FSA clampdown on short-selling no problem for hedge funds

Mon, 16/06/2008 - 07:05

The Financial Services Authority has clamped down on the lucrative practice of short-selling shares on the London market, following accusations that traders were seeking to profit from the »

FSA to require disclosure of short positions in companies undertaking rights issues

FSA to require disclosure of short positions in companies undertaking rights issues

Fri, 13/06/2008 - 14:21

The UK's Financial Services Authority is introducing new rules requiring disclosure of short positions above a certain threshold in companies undertaking rights issues, in order to reduce »

Aima calls for changes to FSA's proposed retail access plan for funds of hedge funds

Aima calls for changes to FSA's proposed retail access plan for funds of hedge funds

Thu, 12/06/2008 - 16:07

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the international hedge fund industry association, has called on the Financial Services Authority and the UK Treasury to make changes to »

Hedgeweek Comment: The eternal transparency debate

Hedgeweek Comment: The eternal transparency debate

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:05

Are investors happy with all aspects of the current regulatory arrangements for the alternative investment industry? As usual, some are and some are not. »

OECD steering group engages hedge fund industry on shareholder activism

OECD steering group engages hedge fund industry on shareholder activism

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:00

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Steering Group on Corporate Governance has hosted a high-level meeting involving representatives from the hedge fund industry a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Friends or foes?

Hedgeweek Comment: Friends or foes?

Mon, 09/06/2008 - 07:00

In times of uncertainly, everyone needs friends - even powerful governments and regulators. »

B&G Holding to create sterling share class and seek dual listing in London

B&G Holding to create sterling share class and seek dual listing in London

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 23:23

Listed hedge fund Boussard & Gavaudan Holding will this month ask shareholders to approve the creation of a sterling class of ordinary shares to be listed and traded alongside its exis »

CFTC and SEC approve trading of futures and options on gold ETF

CFTC and SEC approve trading of futures and options on gold ETF

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 07:00

The US financial regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have announced that each has approved the trading and clearing of two novel »

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