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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. »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. »

CFA Institute Centre calls for single global hedge fund standard

Fri, 14/12/2007 - 06:00

In its response to the Hedge Fund Working Group (HFWG) consultation paper, the London-based CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity expressed that it would like to see included »

Dubai FSA issues Hedge Fund Code of Practice

Wed, 12/12/2007 - 06:00

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued its Hedge Fund Code of Practice, the first of its kind to be issued by a regulator. »

FSA deadline for CFD consultation responses looms

Tue, 04/12/2007 - 06:00

The UK FSA's deadline for responses to its consultative paper on disclosure of contracts for difference is 12 December and hedge fund managers are among those urged to participate in respo »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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