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Hedgeweek Comment: FSA clampdown on short-selling no problem for hedge funds

Mon, 16/06/2008 - 07:05

The Financial Services Authority has clamped down on the lucrative practice of short-selling shares on the London market, following accusations that traders were seeking to profit from the »

FSA to require disclosure of short positions in companies undertaking rights issues

Fri, 13/06/2008 - 14:21

The UK's Financial Services Authority is introducing new rules requiring disclosure of short positions above a certain threshold in companies undertaking rights issues, in order to reduce »

Aima calls for changes to FSA's proposed retail access plan for funds of hedge funds

Thu, 12/06/2008 - 16:07

The Alternative Investment Management Association, the international hedge fund industry association, has called on the Financial Services Authority and the UK Treasury to make changes to »

Hedgeweek Comment: The eternal transparency debate

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:05

Are investors happy with all aspects of the current regulatory arrangements for the alternative investment industry? As usual, some are and some are not. »

OECD steering group engages hedge fund industry on shareholder activism

Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:00

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Steering Group on Corporate Governance has hosted a high-level meeting involving representatives from the hedge fund industry a »

Hedgeweek Comment: Friends or foes?

Mon, 09/06/2008 - 07:00

In times of uncertainly, everyone needs friends - even powerful governments and regulators. »

B&G Holding to create sterling share class and seek dual listing in London

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 23:23

Listed hedge fund Boussard & Gavaudan Holding will this month ask shareholders to approve the creation of a sterling class of ordinary shares to be listed and traded alongside its exis »

CFTC and SEC approve trading of futures and options on gold ETF

Wed, 04/06/2008 - 07:00

The US financial regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have announced that each has approved the trading and clearing of two novel »

Hedgeweek Comment: Oil price rise remains unexplained

Tue, 03/06/2008 - 12:32

Latest figures from US government agencies and trading data have indicated that hedge fund managers and speculators have reduced bets on higher oil prices by 80 per cent since July last ye »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon, 12/05/2008 - 07:00

It was anticipated, if not necessarily expected. »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon, 21/04/2008 - 07:10

Calling agents Mulder and Scully. »

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

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

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

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

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

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. »

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