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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

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

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

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

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 »

Financial industry still in shock as US investment banking model crumbles

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 23:40

Financial markets tumbled around the world during the week following the 'Black Sunday' for the US investment banking industry in which the third-largest investment bank, Merrill Lynch, wa »

Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish adds partners in London

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 18:58

Andrew Turner and Imran Sami have joined the London office of law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish as partners, strengthening the firm's expertise in areas including corporate transacti »

Hedgeweek Comment: Can't smell the coffee with a stiff upper lip

Mon, 15/09/2008 - 07:00

The classic characterisation of the British is the stiff upper lip that enables them to face misfortune bravely and resolutely. »

Hedge fund manager sanctioned by FSA for market abuse

Tue, 09/09/2008 - 07:01

In a settlement reached with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Steven Harrison, a former hedge fund manager with Moore Capital Management, ag »

Hedge fund manager ordered to pay USD280m to defrauded investors

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 23:04

Hedge fund manager Paul Eustace of Ontario, Canada, has been ordered to pay more than USD279m in restitution and a USD12m civil penalty under a court order settling an enforcement action b »

Irish Stock Exchange unveils new listing regime for Super Sophisticated Investor Funds

Tue, 19/08/2008 - 06:45

The Irish Stock Exchange has introduced a listing regime for a new category of fund, the Super Sophisticated Investor Fund, as well as amending the existing listing regime for closed-ended »

Guernsey fund assets grow more slowly in second quarter

Sat, 16/08/2008 - 11:43

The growth of funds domiciled or administered in Guernsey slowed in the second quarter of this year but the island's finance industry is continuing to perform robustly despite the credit c »

Hedgeweek Comment: Less talk, more action

Mon, 11/08/2008 - 07:01

The collapse of a few hedge funds lately as a result of poor operational practices or even fraud has rekindled talk about best industry standards and self-policing among hedge funds and th »

Offshore centres under fire for "economic warfare", warns law firm

Tue, 05/08/2008 - 06:59

Offshore financial centres are liable to come under increasing pressure from tax authorities worldwide in the wake of the US Senate investigation i »

FSA finds no evidence of market manipulation behind HBOS share price slump

Sun, 03/08/2008 - 21:08

The Financial Services Authority has announced that its investigation into trading in the stock of mortgage bank HBOS following a sharp fall in its share price has failed to uncover eviden »

Hedgeweek Comment: UBS ruling will give breather to service providers

Thu, 31/07/2008 - 07:05

Providing some respite for the beleaguered Swiss banking giant, a New York Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that UBS was responsible for regulatory failings on the part »

SEC extends order limiting naked short-selling until August 12

Wed, 30/07/2008 - 12:03

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has extended the order first issued on July 15 barring so-called naked short-selling in the securities of financial institutions to which the Fede »

Hedgeweek Comment: No challenge to Cayman in sight

Wed, 30/07/2008 - 07:07

Often missed or played down in many media reports and analyses, cutting costs through paying less tax is an important feature of financial sustenance for many companies. »

US Attorney launches criminal case over commodities Ponzi scheme

Tue, 29/07/2008 - 23:00

The US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas has laid a three-count federal criminal charge against George D. »

Hedgeweek Comment: The rumour mill

Tue, 29/07/2008 - 07:01

Dozens of hedge funds are reported to have received subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission as it investigates rumours that have battered the share price of Lehman Brothers i »

Cayman sets new mark with more than 10,000 registered funds

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 16:34

The Cayman Islands have passed the milestone of 10,000 investment funds registered in the jurisdiction, with 10,037 funds recorded by the financial industry regulator, the Cayman Islands M »

CFTC charges Dutch group Optiver with manipulation of Nymex energy futures market

Thu, 24/07/2008 - 18:21

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Dutch-based proprietary trading fund Optiver Holding, two of its subsidiaries and three employees with manipulation of three oil and »

Comment: SEC amends emergency order regarding short sales of securities of certain financial firms

Wed, 23/07/2008 - 07:00

Sean O'Malley, a partner in the business law department and a member of the financial services and investment management groups at US law firm Goodwin Procter, says the SEC's amendments to »

MFA and CPIC urge SEC not to extend emergency order on short selling

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 21:00

The Managed Funds Association and the Coalition of Private Investment Companies have written to Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox, urging the SEC not to extend it »

Hedgeweek Comment: Bayou hedge fund fraud continues to reverberate

Tue, 22/07/2008 - 07:00

Frustrated investors in the defunct Bayou Management hedge funds run by Sam Israel, the fund manager who faked his death last month in a vain bid to escape prison for a USD450m fraud, are »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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