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SEC commissioner acknowledges backtrack on hedge fund investor eligibility

SEC commissioner acknowledges backtrack on hedge fund investor eligibility

Fri, 23/11/2007 - 06:00

SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins acknowledged to delegates at the Edhec Alternative Investments conference in London that critical feedback from investors on proposals to tighten US eligibilit »

Carey Olsen appoints two new partners in Channel Islands

Carey Olsen appoints two new partners in Channel Islands

Mon, 19/11/2007 - 14:19

Tom Carey has been made a partner with Carey Olsen in Guernsey, where he is a member of the corporate and finance group, while Chris Philpott will become a partner in the law firm's Jersey »

Isle of Man law firm Cains to open in Singapore next July

Isle of Man law firm Cains to open in Singapore next July

Fri, 16/11/2007 - 17:55

Cains, an offshore law firm based in the Isle of Man, has confirmed its intention to open an Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore by July next year. »

Tax issues force delay in plans for UK retail funds of alternative investment funds

Tax issues force delay in plans for UK retail funds of alternative investment funds

Wed, 14/11/2007 - 17:09

The Financial Services Authority has announced that there will be a delay in the publication of its policy statement and final rules putting flesh on its proposals to allow retail consumer »

Sidley Austin named top hedge fund law firm by Alpha Magazine

Sidley Austin named top hedge fund law firm by Alpha Magazine

Tue, 13/11/2007 - 07:18

For the second year running, Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine has ranked Sidley Austin as the leading legal adviser to the hedge fund industry. »

Iosco to probe market turbulence sparked by sub-prime crisis

Iosco to probe market turbulence sparked by sub-prime crisis

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 06:00

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has announced at its technical committee conference in Tokyo the establishment of a dedicated task force on the sub-prime crisis to »

Isle of Man approves orders to complete the launch of new fund regime

Isle of Man approves orders to complete the launch of new fund regime

Tue, 30/10/2007 - 07:18

The Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission has announced that Tynwald, the island's parliament, has approved the legislative orders required to revamp the jurisdiction's fund legisla »

Absolute Capital Management seeks to head off Cayman lawsuit

Absolute Capital Management seeks to head off Cayman lawsuit

Wed, 17/10/2007 - 06:59

Troubled hedge fund manager Absolute Capital Management says its proposals to restructure five of its funds in order to avoid having to take a loss on positions taken in small, thinly-trad »

UK hedge fund managers advocate improvements in disclosure

UK hedge fund managers advocate improvements in disclosure

Wed, 10/10/2007 - 16:50

The Hedge Fund Working Group, representing leading hedge fund managers based mainly in the UK, has published a consultation document that puts improved disclosure to investors at the heart »

Aima expands regulatory team with new appointment

Aima expands regulatory team with new appointment

Fri, 28/09/2007 - 06:50

The Alternative Investment Management Association has announced the appointment of Thomas Bullman, previously with the Société Générale group, as an assistant t »

Jersey prepares to unveil unregulated fund regime

Jersey prepares to unveil unregulated fund regime

Thu, 27/09/2007 - 08:02

Building on the success of its Expert Funds regime for alternative investment vehicles, Jersey is preparing to announce plans to launch various new categories of Unregulated Funds that wil »

Mourant expands administration into Asia with Hong Kong and Singapore offices

Mourant expands administration into Asia with Hong Kong and Singapore offices

Wed, 26/09/2007 - 08:10

Jersey-based legal and financial services group Mourant has expanded its international finance administration division into Asia with the opening of new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. »

Atkins and Sants to discuss hedge fund regulation at Edhec round table

Atkins and Sants to discuss hedge fund regulation at Edhec round table

Tue, 25/09/2007 - 07:19

At the Hedge Fund Roundtable of Global Thought Leaders organised by French business school Edhec in London on November 20, Paul Atkins, a commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Com »

Comment: Bankruptcy court rejects Cayman proceedings of Bear Stearns hedge funds

Comment: Bankruptcy court rejects Cayman proceedings of Bear Stearns hedge funds

Fri, 21/09/2007 - 06:59

Daniel M Glosband, Emanuel C Grillo and Elizabeth Shea Fries of law firm Goodwin Procter examine the decision by a US judge to decline to recognise liquidation proceedings in Cayman for tw »

Forsyth Partners quits Dubai after losing distribution licence

Forsyth Partners quits Dubai after losing distribution licence

Wed, 29/08/2007 - 07:56

London-based investment manager and fund research firm Forsyth Partners has pulled out of Dubai after having the licence of its financial services distribution arm withdrawn by the Dubai F »

Bankrupt money manager Sentinel accused of misappropriating client assets

Bankrupt money manager Sentinel accused of misappropriating client assets

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 07:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Sentinel Management, the short-term cash manager for clients such as hedge funds and futures brokers which filed for bankruptcy last week »

Ogier makes series of senior appointments in Jersey

Ogier makes series of senior appointments in Jersey

Fri, 27/07/2007 - 06:55

Ogier has made a number senior appointments in the firm's Jersey offices as part of the Group's career succession programme. »

DFSA unveils draft hedge fund code

DFSA unveils draft hedge fund code

Thu, 05/07/2007 - 08:34

The Dubai Financial Services Authority has issued for public comment its draft hedge fund code, which seeks to introduce best practice standards for the hedge fund industry in the Dubai In »

Aima welcomes Iosco's endorsement of its valuation principles

Aima welcomes Iosco's endorsement of its valuation principles

Wed, 27/06/2007 - 06:55

The Alternative Investment Management Association has expressed its satisfaction that the Consultation Report on the Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios issued by the Int »

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

SEC to lift price restrictions on short selling

Fri, 22/06/2007 - 06:55

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to lift restrictions on short selling that prevented traders selling borrowed stock if prices were declining, but it has strengthened rules »

Hedge funds propose voluntary code to resist pressure for regulation

Hedge funds propose voluntary code to resist pressure for regulation

Wed, 20/06/2007 - 06:57

A group of 13 mostly London-based hedge fund managers has proposed establishing a working group to examine the possibility of a voluntary code of practice for the industry amid calls from »

Hong Kong announces easier licensing process to lure hedge fund managers

Hong Kong announces easier licensing process to lure hedge fund managers

Fri, 15/06/2007 - 07:00

The Hong Kong financial regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, has announced immediate changes to its licensing procedures for fund managers serving sophisticated investors in a »

Maples and Calder boosts London presence with new associates

Maples and Calder boosts London presence with new associates

Fri, 15/06/2007 - 06:56

Leading offshore law firm Maples and Calder has appointed six new associates across its key practice areas, promoted finance and capital markets specialist Stacey Overholt to the partnersh »

Managed Funds Association appoints Carl Kennedy as legal counsel

Managed Funds Association appoints Carl Kennedy as legal counsel

Mon, 11/06/2007 - 07:57

The Managed Funds Association has named Carl Kennedy, a member of the public finance department and tax group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Washington, DC, as a member of the »

Hedge fund manager pays USD250,000 to settle reporting charges

Hedge fund manager pays USD250,000 to settle reporting charges

Mon, 11/06/2007 - 07:55

A US hedge fund manager has agreed to pay a USD250,000 civil penalty to settle charges that he violated reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report the exercis »

FSA warns activist funds on insider trading abuses

FSA warns activist funds on insider trading abuses

Fri, 01/06/2007 - 06:56

The Financial Services Authority has issued a warning to activist hedge funds about potential insider trading abuses that may arise where funds build stakes in target companies with a view »

Aima revises sound practice recommendations for hedge fund managers

Aima revises sound practice recommendations for hedge fund managers

Wed, 23/05/2007 - 06:59

The Alternative Investment Management Association has published its revised Guide to Sound Practices for European Hedge Fund Managers, first issued in 2002, which examines various practica »

Jersey sets out agenda for winning new business

Jersey sets out agenda for winning new business

Thu, 03/05/2007 - 06:57

One of Jersey's leading Ministers told an audience of London finance and legal professionals that Jersey has reduced the red tape to make it easier for quality, low footprint businesses to »

Regulatory Update: Proposals to streamline regulation of Jersey investment funds

Regulatory Update: Proposals to streamline regulation of Jersey investment funds

Mon, 23/04/2007 - 06:56

Law firm Ogier outlines the key points of Jersey's proposal to create a more integrated approach to the regulation of investment fund service providers. »

AIMA launches new due diligence questionnaires

AIMA launches new due diligence questionnaires

Tue, 17/04/2007 - 07:00

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has produced a new set of illustrative due diligence questionnaires (DDQs) for use by those investing in or servicing the hedge fun »

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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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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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Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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