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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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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