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Luxembourg unveils proposed law on Specialised Investor Funds

Luxembourg unveils proposed law on Specialised Investor Funds

Fri, 29/09/2006 - 07:00

Luxembourg could introduce a new type of fund vehicle designed to encourage the development of hedge funds and other types of alternative investment before the end of the year, after the g »

Ogier voted top offshore law firm

Ogier voted top offshore law firm

Tue, 26/09/2006 - 06:56

Ogier claimed the top spot at the 2006 Alpha magazine's second annual Hedge Funds Service Providers Awards held on 12 September 2006 in New York City.  »

Competition Appeal Tribunal finds in LME's favour

Competition Appeal Tribunal finds in LME's favour

Tue, 12/09/2006 - 07:01

The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has found, in all circumstances, in favour of the LME, in its appeal for costs against the OFT's imposition of an interim measures direction (IMD). »

Comment: The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will have a structural impact on the financial sector

Comment: The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive will have a structural impact on the financial sector

Thu, 07/09/2006 - 07:00

Eric Derobert of Caceis summarises the implications of MIFID on the European financial services sector. »

Senior Banker appointed as Jersey Finance Chief Executive

Senior Banker appointed as Jersey Finance Chief Executive

Tue, 22/08/2006 - 06:59

The Board of Jersey Finance Limited has appointed senior banker Geoff Cook as its new Chief Executive, with effect from 1 January 2007. »

AIMA highlights CRD impact on hedge funds

AIMA highlights CRD impact on hedge funds

Fri, 18/08/2006 - 07:00

AIMA has highlighted the key changes set to be introduced by the EU Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) on 1 January 2007. »

Walkers expands into Jersey via Crills

Walkers expands into Jersey via Crills

Wed, 05/07/2006 - 07:00

Crills Advocates, a full service law firm in Jersey, has joined Walkers, the offshore law firm. »

Harwood Committee proposes liberalised fund regime for Guernsey

Harwood Committee proposes liberalised fund regime for Guernsey

Fri, 23/06/2006 - 06:58

A Committee tasked with ensuring the continuing health of Guernsey's investment sector has recommended fundamental changes to regulatory laws. »

Comment: "Guernsey's new approach will allay current criticisms"

Comment: "Guernsey's new approach will allay current criticisms"

Fri, 23/06/2006 - 06:57

Guernsey funds lawyer Advocate William Simpson believes regulatory developments will provide a strong competitive base for Guernsey's financial services industry. »

AIMA warns managers to act on MiFID

AIMA warns managers to act on MiFID

Tue, 06/06/2006 - 07:00

AIMA has issued a warning to hedge fund managers not to drag their feet on implementing the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). »

Offshore law firms merge to create new international legal force

Offshore law firms merge to create new international legal force

Fri, 02/06/2006 - 06:55

Offshore firms Appleby Spurling Hunter and Bailhache Labesse are to merge their business operations on 1 September 2006, joining the 'magic circle' »

CFTC announces 27 June hearing on foreign boards of trade

CFTC announces 27 June hearing on foreign boards of trade

Tue, 30/05/2006 - 06:59

The CFTC has announced a public hearing on the issue of what constitutes a 'board of trade, exchange, or market located outside the United States'. »

Hedge funds in Spain: The new rules

Hedge funds in Spain: The new rules

Fri, 26/05/2006 - 07:00

Juan Sosa, Arturo Reina and Alvaro Munoz  of Simmons & Simmons' Madrid office outline Spain's new regime for hedge funds and funds of fund »

Hedge fund managers head for Guernsey

Hedge fund managers head for Guernsey

Mon, 08/05/2006 - 07:59

As interest in hedge funds has grown in the United Kingdom and Europe in recent years, a large number of promoters have chosen to locate their funds »

Fauchier aims to raise GBP 100m for Absolute Return Trust Limited

Fauchier aims to raise GBP 100m for Absolute Return Trust Limited

Fri, 05/05/2006 - 07:58

London-based Fauchier Partners is aiming to raise an additional GBP100 million for the Absolute Return Trust fund of hedge funds via a s »

CFTC and SEC propose new framework for trading futures on Debt Security Index Contracts

CFTC and SEC propose new framework for trading futures on Debt Security Index Contracts

Fri, 28/04/2006 - 08:00

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the SEC are jointly proposing rules that will permit trading of futures on debt inde »

Comment: Cayman Court rejects winding up of a Cayman fund by US Court appointed receiver

Comment: Cayman Court rejects winding up of a Cayman fund by US Court appointed receiver

Fri, 28/04/2006 - 07:57

Guy Locke and Robert Gardner of law firm Walkers examine the ramifications of a recent Cayman Court decision. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Alan Goulding & Dr Paul Netherwood, Beach Horizon LLP: Diversity is the Key

The Hedgeweek Interview: Alan Goulding & Dr Paul Netherwood, Beach Horizon LLP: Diversity is the Key

Fri, 28/04/2006 - 07:56

Beach Horizon co-founders Alan Goulding and Dr Paul Netherwood outline the investment ideas and strategies that define Beach Horizon. »

Veteran financial services lawyer joins Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Corporate and Securities Practice

Veteran financial services lawyer joins Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Corporate and Securities Practice

Tue, 25/04/2006 - 07:59

Jay B Gould, a leading lawyer representing financial services industry clients, is to join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a part »

Comment: Tim Love, Cazenove Capital Management: Tapping into the anomalies in global growth trends

Comment: Tim Love, Cazenove Capital Management: Tapping into the anomalies in global growth trends

Mon, 24/04/2006 - 08:00

Tim Love outlines the global investment opportunities that are being created and driven by the growth of the emerging economies. »

Former Sony pension boss Arikawa joins Mcube, Japan as President

Former Sony pension boss Arikawa joins Mcube, Japan as President

Tue, 11/04/2006 - 07:58

Mcube Japan has appointed former Sony pension management executive Masakazu Arikawa as President. »

Russell launches Active Currency Fund

Russell launches Active Currency Fund

Wed, 05/04/2006 - 08:00

Russell Investment Group (Russell) has announced the launch its first Dublin-domiciled Active Currency Fund. »

Comment: Ernst & Young, Luxembourg examines the EC's decision to formally investigate the Grand Duchy's 1929 holding companies law

Comment: Ernst & Young, Luxembourg examines the EC's decision to formally investigate the Grand Duchy's 1929 holding companies law

Tue, 04/04/2006 - 08:00

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into Luxembourg's 1929 holding companies regime under the state aid procedures »

Reuters supports China's investment management community with new pension index

Reuters supports China's investment management community with new pension index

Tue, 04/04/2006 - 07:59

Reuters has launched the first benchmark index, Reuters China Pension Index (RCPI, to support China's investment management community. »

Guernsey FSC widens criteria for QIFs

Guernsey FSC widens criteria for QIFs

Tue, 04/04/2006 - 07:57

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has widened the definition of professional investor in a new guidance note on Qualifying Investo »

Hedge fund manager withdraws from industry following overvaluation

Hedge fund manager withdraws from industry following overvaluation

Tue, 28/03/2006 - 07:59

The UK FSA has taken action to prevent a hedge fund manager from operating, alleging the overvaluation of fund assets at Regent Park Cap »

UK FSA: Funds of hedge funds fit for UK retail investors

UK FSA: Funds of hedge funds fit for UK retail investors

Fri, 24/03/2006 - 07:00

Following a year-long review, the FSA has concluded that funds of hedge funds are appropriate financial investments for the UK retail inves »

Swiss Bankers Association issues investor guidelines for structured products

Swiss Bankers Association issues investor guidelines for structured products

Thu, 23/03/2006 - 05:56

The Swiss Bankers Association is issuing new self-regulatory guidelines governing the information banks must provide to investors about structured products, implementing the provisions of »

Terras leaves SJ Berwin for McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Terras leaves SJ Berwin for McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

Mon, 20/03/2006 - 06:58

Nick Terras has moved from SJ Berwin to join law firm McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP in its rapidly growing Structured Finance and Hedge Funds Gr »

Deregulation of Swiss rules on distribution of foreign funds to HNWIs

Deregulation of Swiss rules on distribution of foreign funds to HNWIs

Fri, 17/03/2006 - 07:00

Dr Dominik Oberholzer of Zurich-based Hess Dallafior Attorneys at law outlines the changes to Swiss law governing sales of foreign hedge »

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