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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 »

Hedgeweek Comment: Oil price rise remains unexplained

Hedgeweek Comment: Oil price rise remains unexplained

Tue, 03/06/2008 - 12:32

Latest figures from US government agencies and trading data have indicated that hedge fund managers and speculators have reduced bets on higher oil prices by 80 per cent since July last ye »

Alternative investment industry favours external regulation, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alternative investment industry favours external regulation, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

Fri, 30/05/2008 - 08:36

Nearly three-quarters of senior alternative investment professionals taking part in a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers believe that the industry should be regulated more formally, while on »

Hedgeweek Comment: French connection breaks down

Hedgeweek Comment: French connection breaks down

Tue, 27/05/2008 - 07:05

Atos Origin, France's second largest IT services company, dramatically halted a shareholders' meeting in Paris last week as shareholders were set to vote on a motion by two hedge funds, Ce »

Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Amaranth and Hunter fail to have US natural gas manipulation case dismissed

Mon, 26/05/2008 - 23:18

Denny Chin, a district judge for the Southern District of New York, has rejected motions by Amaranth Advisors, Amaranth Advisors (Calgary) and Brian Hunter, the portfolio manager whose nat »

Hedgeweek Comment: The blame game

Hedgeweek Comment: The blame game

Wed, 21/05/2008 - 07:00

With oil prices fast approaching USD130 a barrel and a global food crisis looming, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is scrutinising the role of financi »

Carey Olsen establishes first unregulated eligible investor fund in Jersey

Carey Olsen establishes first unregulated eligible investor fund in Jersey

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 14:21

Acting on instruction from a leading European institutional fund manager, Carey Olsen has established an unregulated eligible investor fund in Jersey, the first vehicle of its kind to be c »

Aima names Ivy Asset Management co-president as new US council member

Aima names Ivy Asset Management co-president as new US council member

Tue, 20/05/2008 - 11:22

The Alternative Investment Management Association has appointed Sean Simon of Ivy Asset Management as the new Aima Council representative of its US members and as a member of the associati »

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund takes on UK government

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedge fund takes on UK government

Mon, 12/05/2008 - 07:00

It was anticipated, if not necessarily expected. »

CFTC obtains freeze on assets of alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrators

CFTC obtains freeze on assets of alleged Ponzi scheme perpetrators

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:54

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court order in Santa Ana, California, against Mission Viejo-based investment firm Safevest and its owners and officers, J »

Law firm warns hedge funds to batten down the hatches in Germany

Law firm warns hedge funds to batten down the hatches in Germany

Wed, 07/05/2008 - 20:10

German law firm Schultze & Braun, a specialist in business recovery, says it is warning its hedge fund and banking clients to ensure »

CFTC sues Sentinel Management Group and executives for fraud

CFTC sues Sentinel Management Group and executives for fraud

Tue, 06/05/2008 - 07:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has accused Sentinel Management Group, its president and chief executive Eric A. Bloom and former senior vice-president Charles K. »

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

New Jersey federal court freezes assets of purported USD7bn hedge fund manager

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 07:00

A New Jersey court has charged Robert J Sucarato, who claimed he was running a hedge fund business with USD7bn in assts under management and offices in New York and Chicago, with fraudulen »

Lake Shore defendants barred from trading commodity futures by Illinois court

Lake Shore defendants barred from trading commodity futures by Illinois court

Thu, 01/05/2008 - 07:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a default judgment order against the Lake Shore Group of Companies, 12 commodity pools operating under variations of the name Lake »

Hedgeweek Comment: In search of common standards

Hedgeweek Comment: In search of common standards

Tue, 29/04/2008 - 13:48

A fortnight ago, two private-sector committees set up under the auspices of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets released sets of best practice in the US for the hedge fund i »

Hedgeweek Comment: It's more than just the money

Hedgeweek Comment: It's more than just the money

Tue, 22/04/2008 - 07:10

Brevan Howard, one of London's biggest hedge fund managers, is reportedly considering a relocation of its headquarters abroad. »

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