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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. »

Hedgeweek Comment: Show me your X-files

Hedgeweek Comment: Show me your X-files

Mon, 21/04/2008 - 07:10

Calling agents Mulder and Scully. »

Laven Partners calls for standardised hedge fund valuation agreements

Laven Partners calls for standardised hedge fund valuation agreements

Thu, 17/04/2008 - 07:00

London- and Geneva-based hedge fund investment adviser and consultant Laven Partners is calling for the adoption of a standardised hedge fund valuation agreement in order to increase inves »

Aima and MFA welcome President's Working Group reports on hedge fund best practice

Aima and MFA welcome President's Working Group reports on hedge fund best practice

Wed, 16/04/2008 - 07:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association and the Managed Funds Association have welcomed the best practices reports released by the two committees appointed by the US President's »

President's Working Group committees set out best practice for hedge funds and investors

President's Working Group committees set out best practice for hedge funds and investors

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 18:22

Two private-sector committees established by the President's Working Group on Financial Markets have issued separate but complementary sets of best practice for hedge fund investors and as »

Hedgeweek Comment: Ucits IV delay may be justified

Hedgeweek Comment: Ucits IV delay may be justified

Tue, 15/04/2008 - 07:00

Reports that the Ucits IV project might be delayed or scrapped altogether should hardly come as a surprise to those following the financial crisis. »

Adoption of hedge fund best practice standards drives investment, says KPMG

Adoption of hedge fund best practice standards drives investment, says KPMG

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 16:10

When making investment allocations, eight out of 10 pension funds would favour a hedge fund manager that complied with the best practice standards recently outlined by the Hedge Fund Worki »

Hedgeweek comment: Regulatory action could take away essence of hedge funds

Hedgeweek comment: Regulatory action could take away essence of hedge funds

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 14:25

One would think that the ongoing global uncertainty would be enough to give any hedge fund manager a headache. »

SEC brings late trading action against second UK manager

SEC brings late trading action against second UK manager

Mon, 14/04/2008 - 07:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil action against UK hedge fund manager Headstart Advisers and its chief investment adviser, Najy N. »

Mourant establishes Jersey's first Unregulated Funds

Mourant establishes Jersey's first Unregulated Funds

Thu, 10/04/2008 - 07:00

Mourant du Feu & Jeune has become the first law firm to establish unregulated funds in Jersey under the new regime introduced last month, taking advantage of the provision that exempts »

Hedge funds "target of unreasonable criticism", says Aima

Hedge funds "target of unreasonable criticism", says Aima

Wed, 09/04/2008 - 07:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the London-based international hedge fund industry body, says the sector is facing 'a renewed wave of unwarranted criticism at a time whe »

Hedge fund organisations to collaborate on industry initiatives

Hedge fund organisations to collaborate on industry initiatives

Tue, 08/04/2008 - 07:00

The Managed Funds Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association have announced an alliance under which the two organisations will work together more closely and collabo »

SEC files late trading charges against UK-based hedge fund manager

SEC files late trading charges against UK-based hedge fund manager

Mon, 07/04/2008 - 07:01

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil action in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging late trading fraud against London-based hedge fund m »

New partner promotions reinforce Appleby's global funds practice

New partner promotions reinforce Appleby's global funds practice

Mon, 07/04/2008 - 07:00

Offshore law firm Appleby has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to partnership, including three active in the funds practice, capping a year in which the firm added 46 new lawyers, »

Addleshaw Goddard strengthens City-based alternative funds practice

Addleshaw Goddard strengthens City-based alternative funds practice

Mon, 17/03/2008 - 07:15

Lawyers Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its City of London-based funds practice with the appointment of partner Christy Stagemeyer and consultant David Ive. »

Law firm Proskauer Rose hires Jean L'Homme from Freshfields in Paris

Law firm Proskauer Rose hires Jean L'Homme from Freshfields in Paris

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 06:00

Jean L'Homme, a banking and finance lawyer previously with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has joined Proskauer Rose, an international law firm with more than 750 lawyers worldwide, as a p »

Comment: Unregulated Funds enhance Jersey's investment armoury

Comment: Unregulated Funds enhance Jersey's investment armoury

Fri, 22/02/2008 - 06:00

Eve Kosofsky and Edward Quinn of law firm Carey Olsen outline the provisions of the new Jersey Unregulated Funds regime that was brought into effect this week. »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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