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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 »

CFTC applauds prosecution of commodity pool fraudster

Mon, 27/10/2008 - 05:54

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has commended the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia for the successful prosecution of Ted James Johnson of Pearisburg, Virg »

Hedgeweek Comment: Capital requirements move up the agenda

Thu, 23/10/2008 - 07:03

Capital adequacy requirements is a topic that lately may have become lost amid the chaos of the financial markets, but now the Alternative Investment Management Association says the hedge »

FSA eases short selling reporting requirement after review

Thu, 23/10/2008 - 06:53

The UK's Financial Services Authority has eased its reporting requirement for short sales following a review but otherwise plans to make no changes to the regime, which bars the taking of »

Aima issues new capital adequacy guidance to UK hedge fund managers

Wed, 22/10/2008 - 20:17

The London-based hedge fund industry body, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has issued updated guidance to its members on how to implement an internal capital adequacy as »

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'

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

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

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

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 »


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